A New Journey

14/06/2012 10:05 am

Bishop Kieran Conry

Bishop Kieran Conry, Chair of the Bishops' Conference Department for Evangelisation and Catechesis, has this message to welcome the Year of Faith:

In October 2011 Pope Benedict XVI announced a Year of Faith inviting Catholics to rediscover the gift of faith and to seek new ways of proclaiming it.

The year will begin on 11 October 2012 - the 50th anniversary of the opening of the Second Vatican Council - and conclude on 24 November 2013, the Solemnity of Our Lord Jesus Christ, Universal King. The start date of 11 October 2012 also marks the twentieth anniversary of the publication of the Catechism of the Catholic Church. It coincides too with a gathering of bishops from across the world in Rome for a synod themed, ‘The New Evangelisation for the Transmission of the Christian Faith’.

One of the key emphases of the Year of Faith is to come to know better and deepen our understanding of our greatest treasure. Everyone is invited to participate in this year of celebration and mission, mindful that faith is not meant to be private, but professed and shared.

Please do support it and get involved as you can.

+Bishop Kieran Conry
Chair, Department for Evangelisation and Catechesis
Catholic Bishops’ Conference of England and Wales


Official Year of Faith website of the Pontifical Council for Promoting the New Evangelization


Year of Faith Programme

YOF-programme.pdf 2.59 MB

A programme on the Year of Faith in the Catholic Church containing information, resources and projects to celebrate the year.