Year of Faith

Pope Benedict XVI has declared a Year of Faith beginning on October 11, 2012 through November 24th, 2013.  The opening date coincides with the 50th anniversary of the start of the Second Vatican Council and the 20th anniversary of the promulgation of the Catechism of the Catholic Church, one of the great fruits of the Council.  This year offers a wonderful opportunity to renew your faith and journey deeper into it.  There are many ways to do this – through reading of Scripture, increased opportunities of prayer and participation in Liturgy, reading the Catechism or studying some of the documents that emerged from the Council.

A threefold theme of:

  1. Encountering Jesus Christ
  2. Growing in Knowledge
  3. Witnessing and Sharing the Gift of Faith
can act as a guide.  At St. Augustine Parish we will be offering many ways to facilitate your journey deeper into the faith.  Listed below are a few of those activities:

Join a Scripture Study – one of the best ways to learn about our Faith is to study the Word of God.  We offer two opportunities every week from September through May to join in a “long” study.  This year we are studying the Book of Romans.  We will also be offering some seasonal “short” (4-6 weeks) studies.  To learn more about our Scripture Study program visit the web page.

Learn more about the Catechism of the Catholic Church by attending a Why Catholic session.  Why Catholic is run twice a year for six weeks at Lent and again in the fall.  Visit the Why Catholic web page to learn more.

Enjoy a breathtaking “tour” of the Catholic faith through the artwork, music,  and moving narration of Fr. Robert Barron’s 10 part DVD series “Catholicism”.   This collection of DVDs with accompanying study guide will be offered multiple times throughout the year and is also available in our resource area.  For schedules and more info, check out the web page.

Browse our resource area which contains lots of great Catholic books ranging from spiritual classics, prayer books, reference materials, periodicals, and a laptop for browsing the internet.  Soon to be added – a coffee maker and selection of DVDs.  This “under construction” area is located in the assembly hall and will be open in November.