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November 22, 2013


The Year of Faith called all Catholics to a renewed conversion to the Lord

Archbishop Charles J. Chaput, O.F.M. Cap. will close the Year of Faith in the Archdiocese of Philadelphia with a Solemn Mass at the Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul.

Sunday, November 24, 2013
11:00 a.m.
Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul
18th Street and Benjamin Franklin Parkway
Philadelphia, PA 19103

The Year of Faith, celebrated worldwide, commemorated the 50th anniversary of the opening of the Second Vatican Council and called all Catholics to reflect upon and renew their relationship with Jesus Christ. It concludes on the Solemnity of Christ the King, November 24, 2013.

Observance of the Year of Faith, throughout the Archdiocese of Philadelphia, included the Catholic Life Congress (an annual convocation of the laity, religious, deacons, and priests for ongoing faith formation), as well as the Year of Faith Lecture Series presented by Archbishop Chaput and other renowned Catholic leaders, and A Time of Grace Parish Evangelization Formation Series, a three course formation series examining the major themes of the Year of Faith, Vatican II documents and other texts.

Parishioners were encouraged to give public witness to their faith throughout the year. Some of these activities included a walking pilgrimage of faith to the Cathedral Basilica, outdoor prayer vigils and rallies. Catholics were also invited to celebrate the great Catholic tradition of charity as well as to share testimonies of faith in short videos now available on the Year of Faith website,

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Editor's Note: For more information on the Year of Faith Closing Mass contact Meghan Cokeley, Director, Office for the New Evangelization at 215-587-5630 or visit

Jhoselyn Martinez
Communications Specialist

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