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Year of Faith "Porta Fidei" Lapel Badges

Pope Benedict's letter to open the Year of Faith begins with the words "Porta Fidei" which mean "the Door of Faith". The Year of Faith in the Roman Catholic Church runs from 11th October 2012 to 24th November 2013.

During this Year of Faith the parish will be selling the Porta Fidei lapel badge which has been designed by Fr Chris and his mother and is produced locally. This lapel badge reminds us that...

The door of faith is always open to us.
The door of faith is always open to all around us.
Through Jesus' death on the cross the door to eternal life is opened to us.
Wearing this badge gives us the opportunity to display our faith.
Wearing this badge provides the opportunity to talk about our faith to others.

For our local parishioners, these badges will be available at the back of all three churches after Sunday masses. However, we are keen to spread the message of faith as far and wide as possible, so if your diocese or parish would like to provide this positive symbol of faith and belief, we are able to supply you with a batch of our Porta Fidei badges.

Please contact portafidei@thegoodshepherdparish.co.uk for further information or to place an order

Good Shepherd Parish Prayer

Jesus, you are our Good Shepherd.

You guide us, lead us and feed us.

Bring us together as one in your name, so that we may grow together in love for you and for each other, and serve you through all those in need, as we follow you,

The Way, the Truth and the Life.

Amen

Porta Fidei Lapel Badges are © the Good Shepherd Parish