The Year of Faith begins on Thursday 11 October 2012, the 50th anniversary of the opening of the Second Vatican Council.

To mark this beginning, here in Ottawa there will be Prayers in Notre Dame Cathedral at 7.30pm on October 11th.

Archbishop Prendergast of Ottawa has also issued a pastoral letter for the Year of Faith, which can be viewed here: 2012 09 14 Archbishops Letter for the Year of Faith.

The Holy See has also made known the occasions on which a plenary indulgence may be gained during the Year of Faith.  See here for details.  The list gives some interesting ideas of how we might enter into the Year of Faith.  Fr Finigan at The Hermeneutic of Continuity has some more information on indulgences which readers may find helpful.