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With his Apostolic Letter of October 11, 2011, Pope Benedict XVI declared that a "Year of Faith" will begin on October 11, 2012 and conclude on November 24, 2013. October 11, 2012, the first day of the Year of Faith, is the fiftieth anniversary of the opening of the Second Vatican Council (Vatican II) and also the twentieth anniversary of the Catechism of the Catholic Church. During the Year of Faith, Catholics are asked to study and reflect on the documents of Vatican II and the catechism so that they may deepen their knowledge of the faith.
To celebrate the Year of Faith, many special Masses and Events are being planned throughout the Worcester Diocese and at St. Bernadette Church. See the listing below for those upcoming. Please check back frequently as many more will be added throughout the year.
Friday, October 12, 2012 - Diocesan Inaugural Mass
All are welcome to join with representatives from around the Diocese at the Inaugural Mass for the Year of Faith to be celebrated at the Cathedral of St. Paul on Friday, October 12 at 7 pm with a light reception to follow in the Cenacle (located beneath the Cathedral).
Friday, October 19, 2012 - Diocesan Youth Kick-Off
The Youth Kick-Off for the Year of Faith will take place on Friday, October 19 from 7 - 10 PM at Saint Rose of Lima Church, 244 West Main Street, Northborough with Jon Niven and Lift Ministries of the Archdiocese of Boston. The event includes praise & worship music, an inspiring talk, and Eucharistic Adoration. There is NO COST for this event and NO REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED. For more information contact the Diocese of Worcester Office for Youth Ministry at 508-929-4360.
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