The Universal Church begins to celebrate a "Year of Faith" from 11th October until late November 2013. His Holiness Pope Benedict XVI has called for this to mark the 50th Anniversary of the start of the Second Vatican Council.
He is asking us to consider how our Faith is being developed and carried out in the very changed circumstances of 2012 and beyond. In order to help us to begin this process, I shall lead some Introductory Sessions on The Catechism Of The Catholic Church which is 20 years old now. These will be on Wednesday November 7th at 2pm in the Parish Rooms in Rustington, Tuesday November 13th at 7pm in the Church Hall at Littlehampton, Friday January 25th at 11.30am in the Parish Rooms in Rustington, Saturday January 26th at 10.30am in the Church Hall in Littlehampton. I invite you to come along to one of these sessions where we shall just introduce ourselves as to how to use the Cathechism which is more like a Dictionary than a Novel.
In parallel to The Year Of Faith, our Bishop has announced a 4 year process of preparing for the 50th Anniversary of our Diocese which we shall celebrate in 2015. We are being encouraged to study the first of the Council's Documents called "Sacrosanctum Cocilium" (This Sacred Council) and is all about the ways in which we pray. I hope that there will be a variety of ways of doing this including Small Groups, podcasts, DVD's, website links etc.
The Notice Board in the "inner Porch" will be dedicated to information about THE JUBILEE as well as links on our website.