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Year of Faith

In October 2011 Pope Benedict XVI issued the Apostolic Letter "Porta Fidei" ("The Door of Faith") in which he announced a special Year of Faith for the Church.

The Year of Faith will begin on October 11, 2012, the 50th anniversary of the opening of the Second Vatican Council and the 20th anniversary of the publication of the Catechism of the Catholic Church, and end on November 24, 2013, the Solemnity of Christ the King. 

In "Porta Fidei," Pope Benedict called the Year of Faith "a good opportunity to usher the whole Church into a time of particular reflection and rediscovery of the faith" and "a summons to an authentic and renewed conversion to the Lord, the one Savior of the world."

The Year of Faith | A Pastoral Letter from Bishop David Ricken

CLICK HERE to read Bishop Ricken's pastoral letter, including an option for a downloadable PDF

Bishop Ricken | 10 Prayers for Year of Faith


Bishop Ricken | "10 Ways Catholics Can Live The Year Of Faith"


Studies for the Year of Faith

Year-of-Faith-IconThe Diocese of Green Bay in collaboration with the catechetical offices of the Archdiocese of Milwaukee and the Dioceses of La Crosse, Madison, and Superior have created a five-part and a three-part study as a companion to Pope Benedict XVI's apostolic letter "Porta Fidei" announcing the Year of Faith.

Both studies are an engaging means to explore "Porta Fidei" with a practical focus on how to live out the Year of Faith as a faithful Catholic. Includes prayers, reflection questions, and material for additional study.

Parishes are encouraged to print out the studies for all parish councils, leadership teams, teachers, catechists, and all interested adults.

Five-part Study | "By Faith, We Open The Door to Christ"

CLICK HERE | Five-part Study pdf_button

Three-part Study | "Porta Fidei" -- The Door of Faith

CLICK HERE | Three-part Study pdf_button

New Online Program for the Year of Faith
"Living Catholic: Foundations for the New Evangelization"
Vatican-Year-of-Faith-logo-whiteWhat: New My Catholic Faith Delivered online program by Fr. Mitch Pacwa of EWTN
How: Interactive, short, foundational course for Catholics to learn or re-learn the beautiful truths of the Catholic faith we are all called to share in the new evangelization
Basics: Content is based on the Four Pillars of the Catechism using themes of prayer, parish life and evangelization interwoven throughout
Who: Course can be used parish-wide, individually, or in small groups
When: Starts October 1, 2012, in both English and Spanish
Cost: $9.95 per person -- Free for first 100 participants. Type in Coupon Code: 1261-CS-LC-YK37 when prompted
Information/Registration: CLICK HERE or phone 1-866-981-8964
Questions/Comments: Julianne Stanz at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or (920) 272-8270 or 1-877-500-3580, ext. 8270
Resources: CLICK HERE for FAQ Sheet pdf_button or CLICK HERE for Parish or Online Implementation Guide pdf_button


CLICK HERE to download Year of Faith logo

CLICK HERE for Documents

CLICK HERE for Electronic Resources -- Apps/CDs/Podcasts/Videos/Websites

CLICK HERE for Prayers