Revival Announcements

Sunday of the Word of God

In 2019, Pope Francis established the Sunday of the Word of God to be celebrated each year on the Third Sunday in Ordinary Time. As the Holy Father stated in his apostolic letter instituting the observance, “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” (Aperuit illus, no. 2).

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An Upcoming Video Series

To celebrate this observance, the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, through a grant from the American Bible Society, will offer a Sunday Seminar Series of five videos about Sacred Scripture in the life of the Church. These videos, offered in English and Spanish, will be offered by some of the finest biblical scholars in the United States.

Topics Include:

Who actually wrote the Bible?

Presented by Father Felix Just, SJ

Ongoing Formation of Priests and Theological and Liturgical Formation of Deacons

Presented by the Archdiocese of Los Angeles

What are the Synoptic Gospels?

Presented by Sister Barbara Reid, OP—President of Catholic Theological Union in Chicago

What parts of the Bible are also read by our Jewish and Protestant friends?

Presented by Sister Mary Kate Birge, SSJ—Associate Professor of Theology at Mount Saint Mary's University in Emmitsburg, MD

How is the Catholic approach to reading the Bible different than other approaches?

Presented by Father Ronald Witherup, SS—Former Superior General of the Society of Priests of Saint Sulpice

How can I practice the Lectio Divina method of Scriptural meditation?

Presented by Dr. Jaime Waters—Associate Professor of Old Testament at Boston College School of Theology and Ministry

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The Sunday Seminar Series is a wonderful opportunity for Catholics to learn more about Sacred Scripture at their own pace. The seminars go live on January 22nd, and you can find them all here—bookmark this page!