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Sunday of the Word of God - 5 February 2023


In Australia, the Sunday of the Word of God is celebrated on the first Sunday in February each year.  

Pope Francis asks us to mark this Sunday with a certain solemnity, and to ‘celebrate, study, and disseminate’ the word of God, “for we urgently need to grow in our knowledge and love of the Scriptures and of the risen Lord, who continues to speak his word and to break bread in the community of believers.” (Aperuit Illis, 8)

Resources for Word of God Sunday
These resources for 2023 are offered from the Australian Catholic Bishop's Conference at:

Homily Notes
Liturgical Notes
Universal Prayer
Musical Recommendations
Reflection by Fr Tom Elich
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Other Resources

Read Aperuit Illis, the letter from Pope Francis to institute the Sunday of the Word of God
Note from the Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments, 17 December 2020

Biblical Documents

IMG_1343-2There are a number of key documents that outline the importance of Sacred Scripture and the Church's understanding of God's word.

Bible Reading Plans

Know Your Bible Religious Stock Images-2Below are some plans and ideas which offer an opportunity to begin a new habit of reading the Bible.

The Diocese of Broken Bay is an associate member of the Catholic Biblical Federation.

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