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Catholics Matter 100: Bishop Eduardo A. Nevares

The Most Reverend Eduardo A. Nevares, auxiliary bishop of the Diocese of Phoenix, joins Fr. Rob Clements on the set of Catholics Matter to talk about the diocesan Year of Faith pilgrimage.
 
Bishop Nevares will be leading a group of local Catholics on an 8-day pilgrimage to Mexico Oct. 7-14, 2013, marking the close of the Year of Faith. In that spirit, pilgrims will head into the heart of Mexico’s vibrant faith and culture. Together, pilgrims will walk in the steps of San Juan Diego as he encountered the Blessed Virgin as she appeared to him as Our Lady of Guadalupe.
 
As the Blessed Mother leads pilgrims closer to Jesus, they will pray and reflect with Bishop Nevares. Pilgrims will deepen their Catholic identity and respond to the challenge to be better stewards of God’s gracious gifts.
 
Space is limited. Register by May 6 by calling Faith Journeys at 1-877-732-4845.

Plenary Indulgences for the Year of Faith

The Catholic Sun has published a list of ways that the faithful can obtain plenary indulgences during this Year of Faith:

Between now and the end of the Year of Faith (Nov. 24, 2013), plenary indulgences can be obtained by members of the faithful in the Diocese of Phoenix by visiting one of the following historic Churches and praying for the intentions of the Holy Father (an Our Father and a Hail Mary).

Indulgences may also be obtained by attending Mass or the Liturgy of the Hours at any sacred place in the diocese and making a Profession of Faith on feast days of American saints listed below.

Learn more here.

Here is a great new video encouraging Catholics to Celebrate and Share in the Year of Faith.

Pope Benedict XVI invites all Catholics to participate in the Year of Faith — a year devoted to rediscovering the joy of faith, and the freedom, peace and joy that come from faith in Jesus Christ and His Church.

Bishop Thomas J. Olmsted joins us for this edition of Catholics Matter, and he and Fr. Rob Clements explore how Catholics can best participate in the Year of Faith.

Bishop Olmsted answers several questions about his faith and family life, and provides guidance for Catholic families about how to celebrate the Year of Faith.

Bishop Thomas J. Olmsted will celebrate an opening liturgy for the Year of Faith at 9 a.m., Oct. 7, at Ss. Simon and Jude Cathedral, 6351 N. 27th Ave. in Phoenix.For those in the northern areas of the Diocese of Phoenix, Fr. David Kelash will celebrate opening liturgies for the Year of Faith at 9 a.m. and 11 a.m. (Spanish) at Immaculate Conception Parish, 700 N. Bill Grey Road in Cottonwood.
All are welcome to attend.
Learn more about the Year of Faith here in this story from The Catholic Sun. And everyone should read the recent pastoral letter promulgated by Bishop Olmsted and Auxiliary Bishop Eduardo A. Nevares.

Bishop Thomas J. Olmsted will celebrate an opening liturgy for the Year of Faith at 9 a.m., Oct. 7, at Ss. Simon and Jude Cathedral, 6351 N. 27th Ave. in Phoenix.

For those in the northern areas of the Diocese of Phoenix, Fr. David Kelash will celebrate opening liturgies for the Year of Faith at 9 a.m. and 11 a.m. (Spanish) at Immaculate Conception Parish, 700 N. Bill Grey Road in Cottonwood.

All are welcome to attend.

Learn more about the Year of Faith here in this story from The Catholic Sun. And everyone should read the recent pastoral letter promulgated by Bishop Olmsted and Auxiliary Bishop Eduardo A. Nevares.

Today we were at Skyline Productions in Phoenix taping several new videos for the new Year of Faith website. (The Spanish-language website can be found here.) We hope the videos will be ready to go by Oct. 11, in time to kick off the Year of Faith.

On Sept. 14, 2012, Bishop Thomas J. Olmsted and Auxiliary Bishop Eduardo A. Nevares promulgated a new pastoral letter on the occasion of the Year of Faith.This new pastoral letter, titled “Blest Are They Who Believe,” outlines specific ways for families to grow closer to God. (Read the pastoral letter in Spanish) The bishops call on Catholics to a richer, more active sacramental life, urging more frequent and worthy reception of the Eucharist as well as the seeking of forgiveness and healing through the Sacrament of Reconciliation.Throughout the Year of Faith, the Catholic community will be able to find additional resources on our new website dedicated to the Year of Faith:
English: www.catholicfamilyprayer.org
Spanish: www.oracionenfamilia.org

On Sept. 14, 2012, Bishop Thomas J. Olmsted and Auxiliary Bishop Eduardo A. Nevares promulgated a new pastoral letter on the occasion of the Year of Faith.

This new pastoral letter, titled “Blest Are They Who Believe,” outlines specific ways for families to grow closer to God. (Read the pastoral letter in Spanish) The bishops call on Catholics to a richer, more active sacramental life, urging more frequent and worthy reception of the Eucharist as well as the seeking of forgiveness and healing through the Sacrament of Reconciliation.

Throughout the Year of Faith, the Catholic community will be able to find additional resources on our new website dedicated to the Year of Faith:

Year of Faith: Calendar of Events for the Diocese of Phoenix

In addition to the Year of Faith celebrations taking place in parishes and schools throughout the Diocese of Phoenix (and the world), Bishop Thomas J. Olmsted invites the faithful to participate in these special events in honor of this upcoming Holy Year.