Sunday of the Word of God
In Australia, the Sunday of the Word of God is celebrated on the 1st 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)
A Parish Guide is available for parishes of the Diocese of Broken Bay to assist in celebrating this day, as well as looking ahead at ongoing biblical study and reflection.
Download the Parish Guide 2021 here
Resources from the National Office for Liturgy:
Reflection by Fr Tom Elich
Graphic for Word of God Sunday
Read Aperuit Illis, the letter from Pope Francis to institute the Sunday of the Word of God
ACBC Media Release, 26 November 2020
Note from the Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments, 17 December 2020
There 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
Below 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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