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Year of Faith Extravaganza: websites, media, ideas and more

The Year of Faith is in full swing, but are you in full Year of Faith mode? I know I’m not quite. So, let’s remedy that. Here are a ton of YOF resources I’ve found. Which ones will stick it out through the entire Year, and which ones will YOU stick with?

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APPS / COOL STUFF

My Year of Faith App - online community of daily catechesis, challenges for spiritual growth and opportunities for participating in the New Evangelization

Flocknote’s Read the Catechism in a Year – Sign up for a daily chunk of the Catechism in your inbox; option also allows for users to interact with one another via a comment system

Read the Cat – Follow-up your daily Flocknote emails with these fun podcasts! Three guys read and discuss the Catechism together with you in a year. (Began prior to Year of Faith.)

Sharing My Faith (Desktop) / Sharing My Faith (Mobile)- The Diocese of Orlando’s website has a mobile-friendly place for diocesan faithful to submit a video about how they live their faith. Neat idea.

YoFtweets – The Church in England and Wales has prepared over 400 tweets for the ‘Year of Faith’. @YoFtwets will introduce followers to the inspiring documents of the Second Vatican Council looking at them in the light of Sacred Scripture and through quotes from the Catechism of the Catholic Church and from some of our great Saints.

Year of Faith Playlist – Spirit and Song offers music on-demand from its artists

VIDEOS

LifeTeen’s Year of Faith video:

VCAT (Video Catechism) – A 48-piece series of videos produced by Outside da Box in collaboration with Diocese of Wheeling-Charleston

Monthly Faith Testimonies – The Church in England and Wales is on top of new media for the YOF! Archbishop Nichols has launched a monthly video series on Vimeo (look at the URL they snagged!) featuring bishops giving their personal testimony of faith.

Inspiring Faith – UK’s Southwark Catholic Youth Service will be producing weekly videos for use with Young People in Parish and School settings. The aim of the project is to inspire and encourage young people in refelcting on their own faith and life situations.

Archdiocese of Milwaukee “C4 Ignite Your Catholic Faith” videos – Short YouTube clips answer questions of faith

GENERAL

Vatican Official Year of Faith website – Tons of info. Go see for yourself.

The Catholic Year of Faith – Ascension Press offers articles, faith formation program trials, live events, and weekly Faith in Action emails.

Catholic Family Prayer – Website by Diocese of Phoenix offering ideas for families to pray together with Scripture and Tradition, regularly-updated videos, and more.

Archdiocese of Manila – Filipino Catholics do it right! Great site for YOF resources, news, and social media.

Diocese of Joliet – lo-fi monthly PDFs offer great tips on living the YOF

Archdiocese of Sydney’s Year of Grace – The Australian bishops called for a Year of Grace beginning Pentecost 2012 through Pentecost 2013, so they’re celebrating like crazy in the Church Down Under. Check out this beautiful website for their Year of Grace for ideas on growing in the Year of Faith.

USCCB YOF – Videos, Calendar, Saints, Family Resources and more

Year of Faith by Regnum Christi – Offers videos on faith, video series on Vatican II, downloadable posters, church documents, and podcast to cover the entire Catechism of the Catholic Church.

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