Celebrate the “Year of Faith”

The Owatonna Catholic Community invites you to follow Pope Benedict XVI’s call to celebrate a “Year of Faith.” With the Apostolic Letter of 11 October 2011, Porta fidei, Pope Benedict XVI declared a Year of Faith. This year will begin on 11 October 2012, on the 50th anniversary of the opening of the Second Ecumenical Vatican Council, and will conclude on 24 November 2013, the Solemnity of our Lord Jesus Christ, Universal King.

We want this Year to arouse in every believer the aspiration to profess the faith in fullness and with renewed conviction, with confidence and hope. (Pope Benedict XVI, October 11, 2011)

Join us as we rediscover our common faith on a Journey Around the World and Deep into Our Faith through “Catholicism.” With creator and host Father Robert Barron, you will learn what Catholics believe and why, while being immersed in the art, architecture, literature, beliefs, and practices of the Catholic tradition. Filmed in 50 locations throughout 15 countries, the Catholicism DVD series is on-location and in the streets illustrating the splendor of the global Church.

From October 2012 – November 2013, experience this amazing series through a number of different events from an intensive, weekly bible-study based approach to a come as you are explorer format, there is something for each stage of a person’s faith life. The Catholicism DVD Presentations are geared towards everyone high school aged and older.

Watch the bulletin for information on the weekly, intensive studies starting in early October. For the “Explorer” format, presentations of the DVD series will take place on a monthly basis on both Sunday afternoons and Wednesday evenings. We will rotate between Sacred Heart and St. Joseph’s parish.

Catholicism DVD Presentations

Sunday at 3:00 p.m. and Wednesday at 6:30 p.m.


September 8 & 11       A Body Both Suffering & Glorious – The Mystical Union of Christ & the Church

Sacred Heart, 810 S. Cedar Avenue

October 6 & 9             The Fire of His Love – Prayer and the Life of the Spirit

                           St. Joseph’s Parish, 512 S. Elm Avenue

“Simply the most vivid catechism ever created; a high-def illustrated manuscript for the twenty-first century; the best-ever film about the Catholic faith.” -Brad Miner, The Catholic Thing blog

Father Robert Barron is an acclaimed author, theologian and podcasting priest from Chicago, and one of the world’s great and most innovative teachers of the Catholic faith. He is the founder of Word on Fire Catholic Ministries.

Thank you to the Knights of Columbus Council #945 for their support of this initiative.