Year of Faith

The Year of Faith for the Catholic Church throughout the world opens on Thursday of this week. The year is intended to be, “a special time of grace in which we discover or rediscover the life-changing experience of encountering Jesus Christ.” Philip Tartaglia, Archbishop of Glasgow.

A number of events are planned across the world to mark this year and an official website has been established in Scotland. Assemblies will focus on this throughout the week and prayer cards will also be distributed. In Lourdes Secondary we will also note the opening of the Year of Faith in other ways, details of which will follow.

“What the world is in particular need of today is the credible witness of people enlightened in minds and heart by the word of the Lord, and capable of opening the hearts and minds of many to the desire for God and for true life, life without end.” Pope Benedict XVI