Vatican unveils calendar, logo and
hymn for Year of Faith
Thursday, 21st June 2012, Archbishop Rino Fisichella (left),
President of the Pontifical Council for Promoting New
Evangelisation, told a press conference that the Holy Father
will preside at the
opening Mass for the Year of Faith in St Peter's Square on
Thursday, 11th October 2012.
The concelebrants will include the
presidents of episcopal conferences, those attending the Synod
of Bishops and about 35 bishops and theologians who served as
members or experts at the Second Vatican Council.
Other events during the year will include:
April 28th -the Pope will confer the
Sacrament of Confirmation and meet those recently confirmed
and those about to be confirmed
June 2nd - Corpus Christi - the Pope will
preside at Solemn Adoration of the Eucharist and asks every
cathedral and church to have an hour of silent contemplation
before the Blessed Sacrament at exactly the same hour
June 16th - the Pope will preside over a
celebration of the Church’s witness to the dignity and value
of every human life
June 22nd - a 'huge concert' in St
Peter's Square with at least two orchestras and three choirs
July 7th - the Pope will meet seminarians
and novices in religious orders, who will make a pilgrimage
to Rome to demonstrate 'the joy of their decision to follow
the Lord in serving his Church'
Archbishop Fisichella also revealed the Year
of Faith logo and the prayer card.
boat represents the Church. The main mast of the boat is a cross
and its sails are formed from the monogram IHS, the first three
letters of the Greek name of Jesus.
The background to the sails is the sun which,
associated with the IHS, refers also to the Eucharist.
The prayer card has the mosaic of Jesus from
the cathedral in Cefalu, Italy. The Nicene Creed is printed on
There is also an official Year of Faith hymn
'Credo, Domine, Adauge Nobis Fidem', (I believe, Lord, increase
our faith). The English translation will be available soon.