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Articles in Category: Year of Grace

yog-logoIn the Year of Grace - from Pentecost 2012 to Pentecost 2013 - like the disciples at the first Pentecost, we commit ourselves to start afresh from Christ.

Pilgrimage of Grace

22 September 2012

National Journey of the Relic of Saint Francis Xavier

As part of the Year of Grace, the Church in Australia has organised a pilgrimage of a relic of Saint Francis Xavier, a former patron saint of Australia during mission times. Saint Francis Xavier was a student of Ignatius of Loyola...

Year of Grace Videos Captioned for the Deaf Community

15 August 2012

The Australian Bishops continue to invite us to Start Afresh from Christ. There are a thousand opportunities to embrace the spirit of the Year of Grace.

Recently, to widen the message of the year, the below Year of Grace videos were captioned for the Deaf Community and for hearing...

Vibrant festival displays the good works of the Catholic Church

28 May 2012

Year of Grace begins with Spirit Alive festival

The Catholic Diocese of Wollongong opened its doors at John Therry Catholic High School, Rosemeadow, on Saturday 26 May with well over two and a half thousand people marvelling at how much there was to see and do. There were over one hundred stalls, many sessions...

Year of Grace - background

07 March 2012

For several years the Australian Bishops have been reflecting on how they might refocus their lives on Jesus Christ, both in their prayer and their daily activities, and how they might invite the whole Catholic Church in Australia to join them in this task.

Part of their response was...

Vatican announces pastoral plan for Year of Faith

10 January 2012

Pastoral recommendations for the Year of Faith are to be published by the Vatican. 
The note, prepared by the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith (CDF), is dated 6 January 2012, the Feast of the Epiphany, and was to be circulated in full on 7 January.

Pope Benedict XVI...
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