Year of the Word 2019-2020
'The God Who Speaks'
The Year of the Word
30th Sep'19 - 31st Dec '20
celebrating, living and sharing God's word
Launch: 30th September 2019
- Feast of St Jerome
The Catholic Bishops’ Conference of England and Wales have designated 2020 as 'The God Who Speaks': A Year of the Word to celebrate the 10th anniversary of Verbum Domini - Pope Benedict XVI’s Apostolic Exhortation on ‘The Word of the Lord’, and the 1600th anniversary of death of St Jerome, who translated the Bible into Latin.
Therefore, 2020 will be a year of celebrating, living and sharing God's word, through a range of events, activities and resources, available across the Diocese of Westminster.
We are invited to listen afresh to the word of God as did Our Blessed Lady at the Annunication, to encounter anew the presence of that word, and to proclaim it afresh in the Church and the World.
The Year of the Word focuses on celebrating, living and sharing God's word. Scripture is foundational to the life of the Catholic Church and so we want to celebrate, share and live out our faith through deeper Scriptural engagement.
The God Who Speaks initiative is seeking to celebrate, live and share God’s word creatively, to break down barriers to the Bible, and to enable Catholics around the country to get the most out of the Scriptures. By offering different ways to engage with the Bible, whether for five minutes a week or an hour a day, and in a variety of formats, there’s something for everybody. In class, children will be exploring bible stories and responding to them in a variety of ways such as art, drama and poetry.
For more information about the Year of the Word and events and activities you could take part in with your child, please follow the link below.