There will be a “Year of Faith” celebrated throughout the world, starting on October 11, 2012 and ending on November 24, 2013. The starting date coincides with the 50th anniversary of the opening of the Second Vatican Council and, I believe, the 30th anniversary of the release of the Catechism of the Catholic Church.
A document from the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith outlining this year with suggestions on universal, episcopal conference, diocesan and parish levels will be released in two days.
The Holy Father issued his Apostolic Letter Porta fidei last October announcing the coming of this year dedicated to catechesis and a renewed understanding of Vatican II. The Holy Father wants to clarify that Vatican II was not about “discontinuity and rupture” with Tradition, but rather of “reform” and “renewal in continuity.”
The Catechism of the Catholic Church is be a focal point in the new evangelization.
Stay tuned for more forthcoming information.