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Our Lady of Good Counsel Newsletter

Sharing the Good News

From Our Pastor

You are what you Eat

I’m sure you’ve all heard this saying. It’s one of those universal

clichés stressing the importance of eating a healthy diet. But what about

our spiritual diet? Do we sometimes feast on unhealthy ‘foods’ only to

suffer the indigestion of pain and disappointment? We all know that a

healthy, well-balanced meal provides the greater sense of satisfaction in

the long run.

Jesus offers himself to us as the bread of life, the bread that comes

down from heaven. An ancient tradition dating back to the early Church

Fathers says that we feed on Christ from two tables, the table of the word,

symbolized by the ambo, and the table of the Eucharist, which is the altar.

Each Mass offers a feast of God’s word which stimulates the eyes

of faith to recognize the body and blood of Christ under the humble signs

of bread and wine. The Eucharist is indeed the most substantial food He

offers us. We are called to be the Body of Christ. Why did he give us his

body, blood, soul and divinity under the forms of bread and wine?

Because you are what you eat.

Do we fill our minds and spirit with unhealthy junk food or come

to Mass hungry, longing for the Bread of Life? Maybe that’s the point of

why we fast 1 hour before receiving Holy Communion? Do we make

time to digest the Word and the Eucharist through regular moments of

quiet prayer throughout the week. We know that we don’t eat just once a

week and expect to run the race to win (1 Corinthians 9:24). Like the

Israelites in the desert, we Christians should gather the manna of God’s

Word every day and make it our daily bread.

Junk food in any form may taste good, but it often leaves us with

indigestion and an unfulfilled emptiness. But the bread of life satisfies.

We were made for it. As Jesus says, “no one who comes to me shall ever

be hungry, no one who believes in me shall thirst again.”

Let us be prepared and truly hungry to receive the Body of Christ

in a worthy manner. Yes, we are what we eat. Let us become what he

intends for us. Let His Body and Blood, Soul and Divinity permeate us

completely.

May God Bless You Fr. Richard

August, September, October 2012

Inside this issue:

Silver Jubilee

Honduras Mission

New Parishioners

Sacraments

Newsletter Info

Our House

Rummage Sale

Euch. Adoration

May Crowing

Religious Ed

New Parish Sign

Feast of Assumption

Labor Day

Prayer Group

Patriotic Rosary

Knights of Columbus

Msgr. Scheper Fund

Carmelite thank you

Protection of God’s

Children

Protection of God’s

Children, cont.

Parish Picnic

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

Birthdays 9

Anniversaries

Greg Carter

10

Jubilus Photos 11

Year of Faith 12


Page 2 Sharing the Good News

Fr. Richard’s Silver Jubilee Celebration– May 13th

Parishioners and guests of OLGC and St. Bartholomew

parishes provided a wonderful potluck

reception to honor Fr. Richard for his 25

years in the priesthood. A Spiritual Bouquet

was presented to him offering gratitude and

continued prayers for his vocation.

served by Christ the King Church in Little Rock

Teachers and students in villages surrounding the

city of Trujillo, Honduras were proud and excited to

receive the generous donation of school supplies,

furniture, and equipment from our former parish

school. The pictures show students and teachers

using the science lab supplies donated by OLGC.

Celebration of Mass with

Fr. James Pawlicki, SVD Provincial

and Fr. Kazimierz Abrahamczyk,SVD.

Former OLGC School Supplies Benefit Honduras Mission

Muchas

Gracias!


Parishioner News

Sacraments

Deaths:

Stephen Fehrenbach

Henry Pawlowski

Mary Wiberg

Welcome to New Parishioners:

Steve & Ruth Cole

And Welcome to other new parishioners who have registered in the

parish but wish to not have their names mentioned in the newsletter.

Newsletter Staff and Information

The newsletter is a publication of Our Lady of Good Counsel Parish. The

newsletter is published four times per year.

Editor: Fr. Richard Zawadzki Layout: Elizabeth Reha

Please submit information and articles to: parishoffice@goodcounselLR.com

Our House

First Reconciliation and Holy

Communion (May 19-20th):

Preston Fore, Richard Fore, Jaydyn

Odor, Anbrenica Pelayo and Jason

Uzuh

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May God

Bless You All!

NEXT DEADLINE

Friday,

October 5, 2012

Our Lady of Good Counsel has a ministry that provides a meal the third Thursday of every month for

"Our House".We feed about 100 men, women and children. Anyone interested in serving is always

welcome and can call Maureen Burnham @ 993-2136 or e-mail her at rburnham93@yahoo.com. Any

donations can be placed in an envelope marked Our House and placed in the collection basket. We greatly

appreciate all the volunteers and donations!

Rummage Sale

The annual Good Counsel Fall Rummage Sale is coming up! Clean, usable items

will be collected after all weekend Masses in August and September, at the west

door of the gym. Volunteers are always welcome! Many hands make light work,

and it is always a fun time to pitch in, meet new friends, share in the support of our

parish and help our neighborhood at the same time! The rummage sale is a project

that turns "nothing" into "something," by releasing our unneeded items that clutter our lives, so they

may benefit a new owner. Funds raised will be used for a parish project. Please donate your small

items now, and save furniture donations for the week before the sale. Watch the bulletin for more

details of dates and hours, or you may call Diane at 920-2483, or e-mail rhanleyl644@aol.com.


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Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament

Sharing the Good News

Ever feel the need to just "get away"? You could visit a museum,

a library for a current best seller, perhaps a new restaurant, or the

latest movie. These could possibly serve as an immediate "feel good"

moment, though it might not cure the restlessness.

Why not visit the Adoration Chapel at our parish, where Jesus is

truly present, ready to assist you in all your needs or respond to a

specific request. You would not even need to introduce yourself, as He already

knows all about you and what you like or wish for. Hopelessness, sickness, secrets,

desires, fears, even dreams.....He knows all of them and will put you at ease.

We are very fortunate at Our Lady of Good Counsel to be the first parish in

our state to establish a Perpetual Eucharistic Chapel on the feast of Our Lady of

Guadalupe, December 12, 1993, and it has been ongoing since. Jesus is awaiting a

visit from you in response to His "can you not spend one hour with me?" request

during His passion (Matt 25:40).

Consider a visit with Him in the Chapel. What a beautiful way to begin a new

relationship. If you have come before but not regularly, what an excellent

opportunity to renew visits as a regular Adorer. A call to the parish office

(666-5073) could help arrange your time for a new lease on life. God never

disappoints us and His generosity cannot be outdone!

submitted by Loretta Longinotti

May Crowning - May 6

Parishioners processed, carrying flowers, to

Mary's courtyard for the traditional

Crowning of Mary, this year by

Britt-Marie Seymore

and her children.


Religious Education (PRE)

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I hope everyone is enjoying their summer break.

Before you know it, the summer will be over and

the new school year will begin. Please watch the

Sunday bulletins for the start date of our Parish

Religious Education program and for how and

when to register.

Our First Holy Communion Mass on May 20th

was a beautiful celebration. The children have

now taken the next step in their journey to deepen

their faith through study and receiving the

sacraments. A special thanks to Jon LeMay of

LeMay Photography who provided this picture

and took pictures of the celebration after Mass.

Our 1st Communion catechists also deserve a

special thank you; Sister Gaynel, Diane Allen and

Renie Bressinck. Their tireless help and devotion to these children is greatly appreciated. A happy and

blessed summer to you all. Cynthia Henn,, PRE Coordinator

New

Parish

Sign

on

12th

street

Labor Day Reflection - September 3rd

Assumption of the

Blessed Virgin

Mary-August 15th

Holy Day of

Obligation

Mass Times:

OLGC Church

6 p.m.

St. Bartholomew

Church

5 p.m.

John Paul II was insistent that work be sanctified by everyone. Work is

sometimes not well-paid, esteemed, and easy but is sometimes

unpleasant, unsatisfying, and dangerous. It is then necessary to

remember that all work is collaboration with God to perfect the nature

he created and is service to others. Let us also remember that our “labor” or “work” not only involves a

means of making a living but also pertains to the Works of Mercy, both spiritual and corporal. It is

necessary, therefore, to work with love and out of love! Then one will always be content and serene, and

even if work tires, one takes up the cross together with Jesus Christ and bears the fatigue courageously.


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Prayer Group

Sharing the Good News

The Monday evening prayer group invites anyone in the parish to join them for one

hour of prayer to the Lord, starting at 6:30 p.m. each Monday in the Church

Conference Room, as they lift THE LORD up in praise and worship, seeking wisdom and

guidance with daily activities, thanksgiving for blessings, and assistance with

recurring problems. Please call Jana Wilson (663-9170) for more

information.

Patriotic Rosary

You are invited to the Adoration Chapel on Tuesdays at 3 p.m. to pray

the Patriotic Rosary. This is a beautiful, important Rosary, and it

asks for blessings of each state on the United States. It mentions

important meditative writings of the forefathers of our great country, reinforcing

the Christian heritage of our founding fathers. For more information please call

Mary Richards 223-5277 or Loretta Longinotti, 749-5486

Knights of Columbus

The Knights of Columbus, an organization

consisting of Catholic men over the age of 18 who

live by the principals of Charity, Unity, Fraternity and

Patriotism, invite men of Our Lady of Good Counsel

to join Knights of Columbus Council #812. We meet

the first Tuesday and third Monday of each month at

St. John’s Center in the Heights. If you are interested

and would like more information contact either Mike

Smith at 944-8905 or Jack Dallas at 771-2488.

Msgr. Scheper

Endowment Fund

The trustees of the Msgr. Scheper Board agreed to

begin the distribution of remaining trust funds to

be used for tuition assistance at area Catholic

elementary schools. Once the funds are depleted,

the Board agreed to dissolve the trust

fund. Applications for tuition assistance (grades

K-8) for the 2012-2013 school year are available

in the parish office. Qualifying families must be

registered at OLGC and active in the parish.

Submitted by Board members: Fr. Richard

Zawadzki, Bob Partyka, Dale Nowack, Marty

Kallenbach, and Donna Naegle.


Protection of Children and Young People

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� What is Virtus?

Virtus is the name of the program used by the Diocese of Little Rock to be in compliance with the U.S.

Conference of Catholic Bishops’ (USCCB) Charter for the Protection of Children and Young People.

� What is the Charter for the Protection of Children and Young People?

The Charter is a comprehensive set of procedures established by the USCCB in June, 2002 for addressing

allegations of sexual abuse of minors by Catholic clergy. The Charter also includes guidelines for

reconciliation, healing, accountability, and prevention of further acts of abuse.

The Charter directs action in all the following matters:

� Creating a safe environment for children and young people;

� Healing and reconciliation of victims and survivors;

� Making prompt and effective response to allegations;

� Cooperating with civil authorities;

� Disciplining offenders;

� Providing for means of accountability for the future to ensure the problem continues to be

effectively dealt with through a national Secretariat of Child and Youth Protection and a National

Review Board.

A full copy of the Charter is available for download from the USCCB Secretariat of Child and Youth

Protection website (www.usccb.org/ocyp), or can be viewed at the parish office.

� How is compliance with the Charter monitored?

In June 2003, the Office (now Secretariat) of Child and Youth Protection began an audit process of all

dioceses and eparchies throughout the United States. The audit is used to determine if the diocese is

implementing the practices required by the Charter.

� What does the Charter for the Protection of Children and Young People require parishes to

do? The parishes are critical to the implementation of the Charter. Parishes need to train all

clergy, employees, and volunteers with regular contact with children. All parish employees and volunteers

need to have their background checks evaluated for suitability. Note: Bishop Taylor has directed that all

parish volunteers and those involved in any parish ministry be in compliance.

� Why do I have to be trained? I did not do anything wrong, this is a clergy problem.

Child sexual abuse is a widespread societal problem, not a Catholic clergy problem. The more people who

are trained to recognize the warning signs of an offender, the safer our children are. In the aftermath of the

clergy scandal, the Charter for the Protection of Children and Young People requires the Church to train

both adults and children to prevent child sexual abuse. This is not because the Church thinks all adults are

the problem. It is because the solution to preventing child sexual abuse depends on caring adults knowing

what to do.

� What are dioceses doing for Safe Environment training?

Each diocese is free to choose a Safe Environment training program that meets the needs of that particular

diocese. Many have developed their own programs, and many have purchased a training program from

vendors. Training programs are to be established for employees, clergy, volunteers, and children.

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Parish Picnic

Sharing the Good News

� Who needs to be trained?

The Charter for the Protection of Children and Young People requires dioceses and eparchies to provide

education and training for children, youth, parents, ministers, educators, volunteers and others about ways

to make and maintain a safe environment for children and young people.

� What program does the Diocese of Little Rock utilize?

Virtus is the name of the Safe Environment training program utilized by the Diocese of Little Rock, thus

all parishes within in the Diocese of Little Rock.

� Compliance with Virtus at Our Lady of Good Counsel Church:

• Attend a Virtus class which includes having a background check conducted

• Register on-line with Virtus.org to read monthly bulletins or if no computer is available,

obtain a copy of and sign for each monthly bulletin in the vestibule of the church.

Please note: For all Extraordinary Ministers of Communion, mandates are issued by the Diocese.

Mandates will not be issued or renewed if the minister is not in full compliance with the Virtus

program.

Questions: Contact Paula Parker in the parish office, 666-5073.

Protecting Children and Young People

The Diocese of Little Rock is committed to protecting children and young people. If you are aware of

abuse or have been abused by clerics, Church volunteers or Church workers, please contact the Vicar

General for the Diocese of Little Rock at (501) 664-0340, ext. 361, and the State of Arkansas Hotline for

Crimes Against Children (800) 482-5964. For pastoral assistance, please contact the Victim Assistance

Coordinators for the Diocese of Little Rock: Drs. George and Sherry Simon at (501) 766-6001, Diocese

of Little Rock, 2500 N. Tyler St., Little Rock, AR 72207.

Resources: www.usccb.org, www.dolr.org, www.virtus.org

In the hustle and bustle of our daily lives, the Lord gave us Sunday to rest, recoup, and

refresh ourselves. Join your fellow parishioners for a

picnic to be held Sunday October 28th on parish grounds

immediately after the 11:00 a.m. Mass. Come and enjoy

the fall weather while feasting on hamburgers and hotdogs

provided by the parish and cooked by our Pastoral Council

Grill Masters. Each family is asked to bring a side dish.

There will be a Bounce House for the children and Bingo

games after the meal. Please watch for more details and

information in the upcoming church bulletins.


BIRTHDAYS

Page 9 Sharing the Good News

August

2 Fore, Richard

3 Cherepski, Stevanna

Felicitas, Richard

Minihan, Timothy

Williams-Hill, Rosemary

4 Haslauer, Noah

Seymore, Brittany

5 Holmes, Kathleen

7 Odor, Jaydyn

Robillard, Joseph

Santiago, Marco

9 Agginie, Dessalines

Divino, Augusto

Myles-Peek, Cynthia

September

1 Gatewood, Christine

Ransom, Madeline

2 Anson, Edward

Paneda, Efren

3 Chukwuanu, Stephanie

Pegram, Mary

4 Nolen, Nancy

5 Lewis, Matthew {Duran}

Meurer, Carl

Naylor, Janice

6 Martin, Ronnie

7 Cockmon, Penny

Duran, Heather

Skrmetti, Gilda

Swann, CaseyAnn

8 Dang, Hannah

October

1 Hanley, Ray

Laborde, James

Uketui, Chuka

2 Craig, Nancy

Hause, Bruce

Novak, Arlene

3 Dicosmo, Olive

4 Driver, Nina

5 Belarmino, Maverick

Burks, Lyn

6 Caldwell, Denise

Graves, Denise

Stricklen, Larry

7 Duran, Lauren

Ekeanyanwu, Kelechi

Salazar, Cherry

8 Beall, John

Cockmon, David

Santiago, Fides

10 Andres, Conrado

Isaacs, Maxine

Jones, Charmaine

Mancino, Parker

Scalfaro, Joseph

11 Odor, Hilda

Tanner, Mallary

12 Fore, Preston

Probst, William

14 Lorince, Mildred

Vandiver, Myron

15 Brown, Olene

Santiago, Mikaela

16 Blaylock, Mary

Tanner, Landon

9 Osih, Danielle

10 Kallenbach, Mary

11 Longinotti, Michael

Morgan, John

12 Jacobs, Patrick

13 Duran, Lindsey

Ekeanyanwu,

Chichebem

Forbush, Delilah(Dolly)

14 Grabher, Theresa

Henn, Sylvia

Lamb, Larry

Moody, Scott

15 Henderson, Trey

Means, Kameron

Prickett, Carolyn

Singkhek, Chantalece

9 Singkhek, Danita

10 Burton, Marty

Lander, Patricia

Okoh, Jessie

Scardino, Anne

11 Vasquez, Michael

12 Petrey, Jason

13 Brown, Teresa

Butler, Rowena

Farmer, Brooklyn

Prickett, Randy

Robinson, Lawrence

14 Pelayo, Anbrenica

Watkins, Brenda

15 Benetz, Carl

Edwards, Michael

16 Birmingham, Robyn

17 Strack, Alline

18 Hoppe, Edward

Nguyen, Alan

17 Guthrie, Timothy

Hoppe, Celeste

Roberson, Dan

18 Evans, Helen

19 Baquial, Eugenio

Bernhardt, MacKenzie

Clement, Ralph

Duran, Jerry

Martin, Paula

Obidike, Immelda

Petrey, Zachary

Victor, Donna

20 Giger, Linda

Kingkytisack, Elizabeth

Rossi, Inez

16 Drawbaugh, Gina

Konyaole, Rakesh

17 Anaman, Angela

Reneau, Carol Hodges

Uzuh, Rita

18 Jones, Emily

19 Coleman, Robert

Probst, Laverne

20 Divino, Hector

Laborde, Elizabeth

22 Divino, Kimberly

Fehrenbach, Betty Ann

Oberste, Yvonne [Tink]

24 Konyaole, William

25 Altenhofel, Betty

Belarmino, Catherine

Laryera, Angela

Ravendran, Sabrina

19 Borbon, Warren

Plouch, Laura

Sullivan, Charles

20 Macfoy, Melvina

Nguyen, Henry

Tubelonia, Emmannel

21 Corbie, Beverly

Yaniger, Frances

22 Haslauer, Jon

Odinkemelu, Chinelo

23 Henn, Cynthia

24 Magbama, Wendy

Vasquez, Hanz

25 Agginie, Ross

Charles, Glenroy

Ekyem, Edward

Uketui, Uchenna

Wright, Vanessa Rogers

21 Carter, Lee

23 Smith, Fred

24 Fitzhugh, Chris

Miller, Staci

Ouellette, Dennis

Smith, Staci

27 Alexander, Robert

28 Naegle, Danny

29 Beall, Agnes

Nwachukwu, John

Ochs, Teresa

30 Vorster, Frank

Lux, Jackie

Thompson, Ronald

26 Estupin, Xander

27 Austin, Paul

Bernhardt, Alexsia

Kalu, Jimaimah

Konyaole, Rolande

Scott, Clyde

28 Berry, Sandy

Stefans, Vikki

29 Medrano, Gavienne

Pumphrey, Dorothy

30 Belarmino, Jaymard

Prickett, Matthew

Senavinin, Danai

26 Holmes, Susan

Orizu, Uche

27 Gray, Stanley

Massery, Charles

Moix, Ernest

28 Ware, Sarah

30 Wilkinson, Kathy


Anniversaries

# Yrs Name

August

7 41 Kodell, Ralph & Valerie

12 33 Burnham, Robert & Maureen

13 29 Schulze, Gerry & Helena

14 41 Garbett, Gerald & Margaret

28 37 Stefans, Henry & Vikki

29 43 Ouellette, Dennis & Rebecca

September

3 35 Caldwell, Andy & Denise

13 9 Uketui, Greg & Ngozi

14 49 McCormick, Gerald & Dena

15 61 Clement, Ralph & Mary

15 56 Stuart, Tom & Rose

26 25 Espinoza, Leo & Sue

28 27 Nguyen, Tuan & Le

28 44 Osberg, Richard & Carol Ann

October

2 61 Vorster, Frank & Betty

5 21 Tubelonia, Emmanuel & Rebecca

6 22 Means, Kevin & Barbara

6 33 Sullivan, Charles & Rebecca

10 27 Jaros, Edward & MaryAnn

13 33 Anson, Edward & Jeanne

25 60 Sprenger, Gerald & Sallie

26 45 Smith, Michael & Paula

Called to Serve

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Greg Carter, son of

Mitch and Kathy Carter,

long-time OLGC

parishioners, was

deployed to Afghanistan

via Texas on June 30,

2012. Specialist Carter

serves as a medic with

the Arkansas National

Guard in the1039th

Engineers. He will be

deployed for a 9-month tour of duty. His

siblings are Linda Carter and Dexter Carter.

A party was held in his honor on

June 16 at the home of Paul and Jena

McDonnell. A number of current and former

OLGC parishioners, and former students

attended. A prayer card of Greg has been

placed in the OLGC Adoration Chapel. Your

prayers are requested.

OLGC former Students Group Photo:

Standing: Dexter Carter, Dylan McDonnell,

Jordan Bailey, Mark Felicitas, Coach Bill Hogue,

Cody Weir, Jake Lamb, Greg Carter, Sean

McDonnell.

Kneeling/Squatting: Maggie Andersen, Andrea

Espinoza, David Victor, Katharine McDonnell,

Linda Carter.


Jubilus - Celebrating 25 Years!!

Some of

Hardy’s

Girls

Jubilus Gothic

Thank you to all those on stage and off stage

for your devotion and hard work.

Thank you audience for your support!

This year Jubilus 25 raised $3038.41 for the parish.

See you next year for Jubilus 26!

Marconi Mona Lisa

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Bishop Anthony Taylor (right) presenting the Little Rock

Scripture Study Bible to Dennis Ouellette (left), Chris

Baker (slightly behind Bishop Taylor), Elizabeth Reha

(not pictured) , Patricia Thompson, (not pictured)

honoring their 25 years of dedication and work on Jubilus.

Mount St. Mary

Graduates involved

in Jubilus

Cast of Museum

Mischief


Pope Benedict XVI Declares a Year of Faith

October 11, 2012-November 24, 2013

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What is the Year of Faith?

At certain times in the history of the Church, popes have called upon the faithful to dedicate themselves to deepening

their understanding of a particular aspect of the faith. The upcoming Year of Faith declared by Pope Benedict XVI is

a “summons to an authentic and renewed conversion to the Lord, the One Savior of the world” (Porta fidei 6). In

other words, the Year of Faith is an opportunity for Catholics to experience a conversion – to turn back to Jesus and

enter into a deeper relationship with him. The pope has described this conversion as opening the “door of faith” (see

Acts 14:27). The “door of faith” is opened at one’s baptism, but during this year Catholics are called to open it again,

walk through it and rediscover and renew their relationship with Christ and his Church.

Why is the Year of Faith this year?

With his Apostolic Letter of October 11, 2011, Porta fidei, Pope Benedict XVI declared that the Year of Faith will

begin on October 11, 2012 and conclude on November 24, 2013. October 11, the first day of the Year of Faith, is the

fiftieth anniversary of the opening of the Second Vatican Council (Vatican II) and also the twentieth anniversary of

the Catechism of the Catholic Church. During the Year of Faith, Catholics are asked to study and reflect on the

documents of Vatican II and the catechism so that they may deepen their knowledge of the faith.

The Year of Faith begins in October 2012 with a Synod on New Evangelization. What is a synod?

A synod of bishops is a gathering of bishops, selected from different areas of the world, who meet with the pope to

discuss questions pertaining to the activity of the Church in the world. This meeting of bishops helps to foster a

closer unity between the bishops and the pope, and provides counsel to the pope. Pope Benedict XVI has situated the

Synod on the New Evangelization (October 7-28) at the beginning of the Year of Faith (October 11).

How are Year of Faith and New Evangelization linked?

The New Evangelization is a call to each Catholic to deepen his or her own faith, have confidence in the Gospel, and

possess a willingness to share the Gospel. The New Evangelization is first and foremost a personal encounter with

Jesus Christ; it is an invitation to deepen one’s relationship with Christ. It is also a call to each person to share his or

her faith with others. The Year of Faith, just like the New Evangelization, calls Catholics to conversion in order to

deepen their relationship with Christ and to share it with others.

How does the Year of Faith affect the average Catholic?

Every baptized Catholic is called through baptism to be a disciple of Christ and proclaim the Gospel. The Year of

Faith is an opportunity for each and every Catholic to renew their baptismal call by living out the everyday moments

of their lives with faith, hope and love. This everyday witness is necessary for proclaiming the Gospel to family,

friends, neighbors and society. In order to witness to the Gospel, Catholics must be strengthened through celebrating

weekly Sunday Mass and the Sacrament of Reconciliation.

What are some key resources for the Year of Faith?

Catholics wishing to deepen their faith during the Year of Faith should start by exploring the Evangelization and

Catechesis section of the USCCB website. Numerous catechetical resources, prayers and other resources have been

prepared for the Year of Faith and the New Evangelization that can be viewed and downloaded for free. Catholics

should also consider studying the documents of Vatican II and the catechism. Another resource is the United States

Catholic Catechism for Adults, which takes the teachings of the catechism and shares them within a uniquely

American context and highlights American Catholic saints and role models. Catholics can also talk to their pastors

and other parish leaders to learn about what activities and opportunities will be taking place within their

communities. Most importantly, Catholics seeking to deepen their faith should pray daily, study Scripture and

celebrate weekly Sunday Mass.

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