OLSH hosts Year of Faith event

Our Lady of the Sacred Heart Catholic Church of Martin, will host a Year of Faith event on Sunday, June 9, as part of the continuing celebration of the Year of Faith throughout the Diocese of Rapid City. 

The event includes celebration of the Mass beginning at 12:30 p.m., with the Rev. Father Bryan Sorensen presiding. The general public is welcome to attend this Year of Faith local event. 

Special guest speaker Rev. Father Brian Christensen will be presenting on the topic “Sacraments at the Service of Communion: Serving the Body of Christ.” The presentation will be made at 2:00 p.m., after the mass, with a question and answer session to follow.

The Year of Faith event will conclude with Evening Prayer followed by a communal potluck meal in the church hall. The Most Rev. Robert Gruss, Bishop of Rapid City will be in attendance for the presentation and potluck supper.

Youth activities and child care will be provided for those adults who wish to attend the presentation. For more information, please contact Year of Faith Local Event Coordinator Gloria Claussen at 685-6482.

As part of the Year of Faith event, the parish will be celebrating the 25th anniversary of the Rev. Father Bryan Sorensen’s ordination to the priesthood during the communal potluck meal.  

There will be no 8:00 a.m. mass at Our Lady of the Sacred Heart Catholic Church on June 9. The 12:30 p.m. service will be the mass in lieu of the typical Sunday morning mass to accommodate all the faithful that will be gathered.

Various Year of Faith events have been hosted at multiple churches throughout the diocese and have been well attended. The Year of Faith was proclaimed October 2012 by Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI. The Year of Faith concludes on November 24, 2013 (End of the Church Liturgical Calendar Year). 

The Year of Faith is for all Christians to gain a better understanding and appreciation of their faith and to enter into a deeper relationship with Christ. For more information on the Year of Faith, visit the website www.YOFRC.org.

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