A committee is looking at activities that might be undertaken in the Diocese of Salt Lake City during the Year of Faith, which begins Oct. 11.
"We’re still developing what we’re going to do," said the Most Rev. John C. Wester, Bishop of Salt Lake City, "but in general, what I would hope would happen is for people to take a personal initiative and to be caught on fire with a real love for our tradition and our faith, and to inform themselves about it."
The year will involve informing oneself about the faith, celebrating it and living it, he said. "We don’t do one without the other two. It’s not enough just to study the faith and never go to Mass or never put it into action. It’s not enough to say, ‘Well, I’m a nice person,’ without grounding that in the faith and without going to Sunday Eucharist to get the great sacramental graces needed to live the faith. It’s not enough to go to Mass on Sunday, then go out in the parking lot and cut someone off. All three need to be there, working together, and this is what the Year of Faith is about."
As the opening of the Year of Faith draws near, more information about diocesan events and resources to participate will be publicized, Bishop Wester said.