Year of Faith Activities and Ideas for Religious Educators

Catholic Year of Faith ActivitiesOn October 11, 2012 the Catholic Church will begin a celebration of the “Year of Faith” to commemorate the fiftieth anniversary of the Second Vatican Council and the twentieth anniversary of the publication of the Catechism of the Catholic Church. The year will be quite busy, beginning with a Synod on “The New Evangelization for the Transmission of the Christian Faith” in October and including World Youth Day in Rio de Janeiro in July 2013. We are also likely to see the publication of a new encyclical on faith to complete the two other encyclicals the pope has written on love and hope. As a celebration of the New Evangelization, catechists and religion teachers will be challenged to embrace this year in a special way. Below you will find a number of Catholic Year of Faith activities to use in your religious education classroom this year.

Year of Faith Resources for Religious Education

Cathechist’s Journey 

Jonathan F. Sullivan’s Blog: 

Catholic Year of Faith Activities and Lesson Plan Ideas

Activities for the Profession of Faith: 
 Activities about the Lord’s Prayer: 
 Activities about the Catechism: 
Activities for Families: 
This page will be updated periodically throughout the Year of Faith. Check back here again throughout the Year of Faith for more Catholic activities, prayers, and lesson plan ideas. 



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  1. pauline abela says:

    This will surely be of great help to me and my colleagues, well done, looking forward to receiving precious help from your end. Thanks

  2. Colleen Borg says:

    Thank you for all the useful material you provide us educators. I was very eager to share your site with my friends. As a Catholic I believe that it is our duty to pass on the Lord’s teachings especially to our young ones and you make it much easier and pleasant to do so. Keep up the great work and God bless.

  3. May Rose says:

    Thank you very much for putting efforts to prepare the materials for us to be easy. I got many idea to prepare my lesson and lead the students to God by my teaching and my living. Thanks again for the suggestions.
    God Bless