Sunday of the Word of God - Jan 24, 2021

Sunday of the Word of God – Jan 24

Pope Francis’ Apostolic Letter, Motu proprio Aperuit illis, published on September 30, 2019 establishes that the Third Sunday in Ordinary Time (January 24, 2021) is to be devoted to the celebration, study and dissemination of the Word of God. 

Please read the letter from The Canadian Bible Society who offers their full support for this inspiring initiative. The Canadian Bible Society have several excellent Catholic editions of the Bible available in a wide range of languages and approved translations, resources for the Sunday Lectionary Gospel of Mark, as well as Lectio Divina and other devotional tools.  

  • Sunday of the Word of God resources from the Canadian Bible Society
  • Note from the Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments on the Word of God Sunday. The note highlights opportunities and practical suggestions for the Word of God Sunday celebration. Read here in English | French 
  • How to enthrone the Bible in your home? See leaflet here
  • Word of God Sunday Liturgical Suggestions – Download here
  • Current online offering of formation and events on scripture:
    • The Bible in a Year with Fr. Mike Schmitz (following the Great Adventure Bible Timeline with Jeff Cavins) – currently #1 in podcasts top chart. Tune in
    • The WORD 2021 International Catholic Bible Summit (Feb. 11-13) with speakers: Fr Mike Schmitz, Scott Hahn, Chris Stefanick etc. Learn more
    • Daily Lectio Divina with the Sisters of the Seeds of the Words in Calgary! This is a daily program, every morning at 7:30 am. Tune in via YouTube
    • Find more online scripture program/courses here