A children's prayer for the Year of Grace

Loving God, we know that you
love us always, wherever we
go and whatever we do.

The Year of Grace and the Year of Faith will run together until November 24, 2013

yearofgracelogo 125Initially, the Year of Grace, a national initiative of the Australian Bishops Conference, was planned to run from Pentecost 2012 to Pentecost 2013.  On the announcement of the Year of Faith by Pope Benedict XVI, it was decided to extend the Year of Grace to run with the Year of Faith until the Feast of Christ the King, 2013.

Some Ideas for Living a ‘Graced’ Life

yearofgracelogo 125What are some practical ways to encounter Jesus and experience God’s grace in our lives ?

• Recite the Year of Grace prayer daily
• Take 5 mins a day to read a Gospel story of Jesus

Children's Liturgy activities by Jenni

TIME TRAVELER: If you could travel back in time to the time of Jesus what part of his life would you most want to go to and why? What difference would you hope to make if you were there? 

One of several ideas presented for Children's Liturgies and prayer with compliments from Jenni Greblo.

Adsumus: The Vatican II Council Prayer

Every session of the Second Vatical Council began with the prayer Adsumus, the first word of the Latin original meaning, "Here we are", which has been historically used at Councils, Synods and other Church gatherings for hundreds of years, being attributed to St Isidore of Seville (c. 560 - 4 April 636).

Grace and the Button-box

buttonbox 125pxI was having afternoon tea in the garden with my friend and her delightful grand-daughters.  They had been ransacking  grandma’s button-box, and were festooned in button treasures which had been patiently threaded onto hat elastic.

“Nana Beth helped us,” confided Miss Three.

Pilgrims in Grace Online Pilgrimage

Looking for a way to experience the grace of the Advent and Christmas season? Take a few minutes each week to join an online ‘pilgrimage’ through these important feasts of our faith.

Tuesday, 06 November 2012 13:25

Year of Faith

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Year-of-Faith-logo 125pxA Year of the Faith announced by Pope Bendict extends from October 11th 2012, the anniversary of the opening of Vatican II, until November 24th, 2013, The Solemity of Christ the King.

 The year links with Australian Church's Year of Grace. 

As with our ongoing faith journeys, a ‘YEAR OF FAITH’ is about ....

  • Encounter with Jesus Christ Revealer of the God of Love
  • Living Faith daily, and more deeply, in Charity and Hope, in our Prayer and Community Celebration of Liturgy
  • Sharing the Good News of Jesus Christ (‘evangelisation’) to support others in finding meaning, hope and fullness of life in him.

pdf  Click to download "Pope John XXIII Address on Vatican II"
pdf click to download Church Councils and Vatican II

In the coming year, you may like to consider ways to support growth in understanding of one or more of the following -
•    Word of God in Scripture
•    Faith History & Story
•    Creed
•    Catechism
•    Vatican II Council

Click ‘Year of Faith’ Vatican homepage – Pontifical Council for Promoting the New Evangelisation to visit the official site.

pdf  Click to download "A Year of Faith - Vatican II 50 years on"

Vatican II Council, 50 years on

vaticanIIcover 125pxOn 11 October 2012, the 50th anniversary of the opening of the Second Vatican Council, and the 20th anniversary of publication of the Catechism of the Catholic Church, the worldwide Church will begin a ‘Year of Faith’, to conclude on the Solemnity of Christ the King 24 November 2013. Pope Benedict XVI announced this in an Apostolic Letter Porta fidei on 11 October 2011.

1.    THANKS:
I give thanks for the graces, benefits and good things of my day.

2.    HELP:
I ask the Holy Spirit for help to discern my day with openness.

Items of Interest

Psalms and readings from the Liturgy of the Hours, and Mass readings.

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