Daniel Cardinal DiNardo marks the end of the Year of Faith

November 20, 2013

Daniel Cardinal DiNardo to celebrate Mass marking the end of the Year of Faith
By Catherine Rogan, Media Relations Specialist, Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston
Nov. 23, 2013

On Saturday, Nov. 23, Daniel Cardinal DiNardo and Catholics from across the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston will gather for a Mass honoring the conclusion of the Year of Faith. The Mass will be held at 5 p.m. at the Co-Cathedral of the Sacred Heart, 1111 St. Joseph Pkwy.

In 2011, Pope Benedict XVI declared that beginning on Oct. 11, 2012, the Church would observe a Year of Faith. The starting date for the Year of Faith marked the 50th anniversary of the opening of Vatican II and the 20th anniversary of the publication of the Catechism of the Catholic Church. November 23 is also the Feast of the Solemnity of Christ the King and marks the end of the liturgical year.

“The Year of Faith was a call to all Catholics to renew and strengthen their relationship with God and the Church, and to share their faith with others,” explained Cardinal DiNardo. “Even as the year ends, let us continue on this journey of faith with joyful witness.”

Throughout the year, parishes have hosted special retreats and liturgies, Bible studies, formation sessions and various activities helping Catholics as they pursue and share a stronger faith.

The Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston serves 1.2 million Catholics in 10 counties.
It is the largest Roman Catholic diocese in Texas and the 12th largest in the United States.

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