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Bishop Peter Comensoli Invites You to Enter the Year Of Grace

Last edited 8th October 2012

The Archdiocese of Sydney is preparing to enter the Year of Grace that will be welcomed at Pentecost 2012. Still today, as at Pentecost, God desires to pour out His grace upon the Church. All are invited to enter this special time of contemplating the face of Christ and receiving many blessings from an intimate encounter with Our Lord.


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Year of Grace Asks: "Where is Jesus?"

Last edited 4th October 2012

The Year of Grace is not a program, its organisers say; it’s an opportunity. Beginning on May 27 at Pentecost, the bishops will encourage every Catholic in Australia to ask: “Where is Jesus in my life?”


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Guidelines for Celebrating the 'Year of Faith' Revealed

Last edited 21st February 2013

The Vatican has issued guidelines for how the Church at all levels should celebrate the Year of Faith, which starts in October 2012. The introduction explains that the Year of Faith is “intended to contribute to a renewed conversion to the Lord Jesus and to the rediscovery of faith, so that the members of the Church will be credible and joy-filled witnesses to the Risen Lord, capable of leading those many people who are seeking it to the door of faith.”


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Archbishop Wilson Announces a 'Year of Grace' for Australia

Last edited 17th October 2012

The Catholic bishops of Australia have proclaimed a 'Year of Grace' for the Australian Church, to begin on Pentecost 2012. Archbishop Philip Wilson of Adelaide, the president of the Australian bishops’ conference, revealed the plan for the Year of Grace during a private audience with Pope Benedict XVI. The Archbishop has written a letter to all Australians, announcing plans for the 'Year of Grace'. Watch this video for more - or read the full text of the letter below.


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St. Joseph - A Model for Upcoming 'Year of Faith'

Last edited 4th October 2012

St. Joseph offers believers a model for building trust in God during the newly-announced Year of Faith. “This was a man of faith, like Abraham. He was being asked to believe the impossible,” said Father Joseph Chorpenning, who compiled two decades of research and lectures in his book “Joseph of Nazareth Through the Centuries”.


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Pope Benedict XVI Declares a 'Year of Faith'

Last edited 4th October 2012

Pope Benedict XVI has declared a “Year of Faith” which will begin in October 2012, the 50th anniversary of the opening of the Second Vatican Council. “It will be a moment of grace and commitment to a more complete conversion to God, to strengthen our faith in Him and proclaim Him with joy to the people of our time,” said the Pope, making his announcement during Sunday Mass at St. Peter’s Basilica.


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