On 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
Catholic Year of Faith Activities and Lesson Plan Ideas
- Catechism Scavenger Hunt (Engaging Faith)
- Introduction to the Catechism Lesson Plan (The Religion Teacher)
- Catechism of the Catholic Church File Folder Game (The Catholic Toolbox)
- 45 Ways to Celebrate the Year of Faith as a Family (The Religion Teacher)