“The door of faith is always open for us…” Pope Benedict XVI
Sunday 14th October 2012 – Sunday 23rd November 2013 PORTA FIDEI – “DOOR OF FAITH”
“Central to this is the call of each believer to ‘rediscover the content of the faith that is professed, celebrated, lived and prayed and to reflect on the act of faith’.” Pope Benedict XVI – PortaFidei SO WHAT ACTUALLY IS OUR FAITH?
Launch – Advent: Gaudium et Spes [The Church in the Modern World] Advent - Christmas: Dei Verbum [Divine Revelation] Lent: SacrosanctumConcilium [Sacred Liturgy] Easter: Lumen Gentium [Light of the Nations] Pentecost - Christ the King: Gaudium et Spes [The Church in the Modern World] How will we journey though the year?
I believe in God, the Father almighty, Creator of heaven and earth, and in Jesus Christ, his only Son, our Lord, who was conceived by the Holy Spirit, born of the Virgin Mary, suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, died and was buried; he descended into hell; on the third day he rose again from the dead; he ascended into heaven, and is seated at the right hand of God the Father almighty; from there he will come to judge the living and the dead. I believe in the Holy Spirit, the holy catholic Church, the communion of saints, the forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of the body, and life everlasting. Amen. SO WHAT ACTUALLY IS OUR FAITH?
This is our faith. This is the faith of the Church. We are proud to profess it in Christ Jesus our Lord. Amen SO WHAT ACTUALLY IS OUR FAITH?
Blessed Dominic Barberi 1792 - 1849 Became a priest at the age of 26 He felt called to preach the Catholic Faith in England Played a big role in the conversion of Blessed John Henry Newman OUR HERO OF THE FAITH
Loving Father, you have called us to pass through the door of faith into the fullness of life and have shown us that faith bears fruit in hope and love. Arouse in us a deep desire for these gifts, which the teaching of your Son bestows upon all who encounter him. Help us to understand his teaching: Proclaimed by the apostles, Alive in the Scriptures, Active in the Church, Professed in the Creed, and offered to the world anew through the Second Vatican Council and the Catechism of the Catholic Church. Increase in us the love that casts out fear, that the whole Church may profess her faith confidently and joyfully. Enable us to hold open the door of faith, with its promise of salvation, for all humanity. We ask this through out Lord Jesus Christ, your Son who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit, One God, forever and ever. Amen Blessed Dominic Barberi Pray for us YEAR OF FAITH PRAYER
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