On 30th September 2019, the Feast of St Jerome, Pope Francis declared the Third Sunday of Ordinary Time as the 'Sunday of the Word of God' - a day devoted to the celebration and study of Sacred Scripture.
Devoting a specific Sunday of the liturgical year to the word of God can enable the Church to experience anew how the risen Lord opens up for us the treasury of his word and enables us to proclaim its unfathomable riches before the world.
Pope Francis, Aperuit illis
This year the Sunday of the Word of God falls on 21 January. It is devoted to the celebration, study and dissemination of the word of God.
The Federation of Diocesan Liturgical Commissions has created some resources for The Sunday of the Word of God:
God Who Speaks
You can also access a wealth of resources through The God Who Speaks Scripture campaign, including ‘Echoes of God‘ by David McLoughlin, who the Scripture Champion for the Archdiocese of Birmingham and a key theologian, speaker and scholar.
The seven-week course journeys through the whole Bible and available to download now.
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