“Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path.” Psalm 119:105
For Christians, the Bible is more than a collection of ancient stories. It is not a static document, but a living text which continues to speak to us today.
The Diocese of Broken Bay seeks to offer opportunities for all to read and engage with the Bible as a life giving encounter with God, leading to a deeper lived relationship with God. All are encouraged to grow in knowledge and understanding of sacred Scripture, and in applying Scripture to everyday life.
The Diocese of Broken Bay is an associate member of the Catholic Biblical Federation.
Sunday of the Word of God - 26 January 2020
Pope Francis has instituted the Sunday of the Word of God, to be celebrated on the 3rd Sunday in Ordinary Time each year. The inaugural Sunday of the Word of God will therefore take place on Sunday 26 January, 2020.
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
Read Aperuit Illis, the letter from Pope Francis to institute the Sunday of the Word of God
Find Biblical Study Resources
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.