Resources to explore the Word of God together
Produced by Clare Amos for Churches Together, this free resource is ideal for parish groups meeting throughout Lent.
Each of the 6 sessions explores one key biblical passage chosen both for its ‘heart-burning’ nature and its importance as part of the biblical story of our faith.
The course includes suggestions for music, art and discussion questions.
Produced by the Diocese of Hexham & Newcastle, this resource focuses on the First Readings which illustrate both the power and the mercy of God.
Encounter with the Word of God Series
A 12-part series for Bible and Prayer Groups or individuals specially produced for the Diocese of Leeds by Fr. Mark Jarmuz
Introduction 1. A Still, Small Voice 2. A Journey of Trust 3. When We Betray 4. How we are saved 5. Keeping Faith 6. The Call to Share Life 7. A Gospel of Joy 8. Abundance 9. Healing Our World 10. Making Peace 11. Remembering the Dark Times 12. New Life, New Hope
God in Dialogue “How Catholics Read the Bible”
A 5-part series for Parish groups specially produced for the Diocese of Leeds by Rev Henry Longbottom & Dr. Greg Stacey. To register email firstname.lastname@example.org
Leeds Scripture Festival
A family event with Bible-related activities combining drama, music, art and food in the beautiful grounds of Hinsley Hall. Pupils from our schools will assist in animating the activities which will conclude with the Diocesan Corpus Christi Procession.
More details to follow …
Sunday of the Word of God (3rd Sun in Ordinary Time – 26th Jan 2020)
Pope Francis has recently issued an Apostolic Letter instituting a “Sunday of the Word of God” which dedicates the 3rd Sunday in Ordinary Time as an occasion for the whole Church to celebrate God’s Word in the Liturgy.
For ideas on how parishes might celebrate this new initiative, the Irish Bishops’ Conference has produced a resource. Practical suggestions include (1) Commissioning of Readers (2) Using the homily to preach on the importance of the Bible (3) Incorporating an “Enthronement of the Word of God” element e.g. Proclaiming the Gospel in the Nave (4) Special Bidding Prayers (5) Asking the congregation to bring their Bibles so they can be blessed during Mass. A form of blessing prayer can be found here.