January - the Pope’s new Sunday of the Word of God, 24 January

Highlights this month:

Discover the exciting range of new resources in which to celebrate Sunday of the Word of God (including Blessing of Bibles and Commissioning of Readers).

A super new seven-week course - Echoes of God - written by David McLoughlin explores how the Old and New Testaments echo each other in their preparation for, and arrival of, Jesus. 

Bishop Peter Brignall, chair of the God who Speaks initiative and Bishop of Wrexham, has written a great article on the origins of this campaign and celebrates its impact and future.

How are you engaging with the God who Speaks campaign in your parishes? Please fill in the short survey.

Resources for the Sunday of the Word of God from the Pontifical Council for Promoting the New Evangelisation

Online Scripture Talks hosted by the Diocese of Menevia

Guide for Readers from the Diocese of Leeds

Resources for Schools

Bible and Sacraments posters for Secondary schools

Three new posters - Jesus’ I am sayings; Key Catholic Symbols; The Twelve Apostles

St Jerome and Bible translation photo challenge

Collective Worship - 12 ideas sheets for primary schools

Introducing St Mark's Gospel (starts Advent 2020 with the new Lectionary year)

Buy - special edition of Mark's Gospel

About the Bible section - a dedicated area on St Mark’s Gospel for our new Lectionary year.

Highlights include a day-by-day reading plan; an 18-part podcast series on Mark from the Catholic Bishops’ Conference and 19 signed videos retelling key stories of Mark’s Gospel in British Sign Language.

About the Bible - Mark

DOWNLOAD Fish with Mark poster

DOWNLOAD Whistletop Tour of Mark poster

Lectio Divina Group through Zoom - presented by Our Lady of the Angels, Nuneaton

For more information email Frances Molloy

Word on the Go: the Bible for busy Catholics 

Getting into the basics of our faith and Scripture.

Word on the Go

Bible Garden Project

Launch of Growing a Bible Garden with Newman University

Plant a Bible Garden with Newman University

Marriage and Family Life initiatives

Marriage Matters

Enrichment Weekends 2020 provided by Marriage Encounter

The Word at Home

ACN - Aid to the Church in Need children’s Bible stories’ project 

Celebrating the Assumption of Our Lady. A mini retreat by Middlesborough Diocese

Archdiocese-developed resources

A short leaflet for The God Who Speaks campaign has been written by our very own Fr Rob Taylerson, parish priest at St George and St Teresa, Dorridge.

It is sold in packs of 50 for £12.95 and is ideal for general distribution to parishioners, containing scripture background and suggestions for the year.
Order now

Bethany Mulvey OP, a teacher engaged in Scripture Research at Birmingham University, has written a correspondence course for the Year of the Word.

Our Lady of Evesham’s Scripture Course by Correspondence is free of charge. For more details please email [email protected]

Other Resources

An Introduction to Verbum Domini

The Knowable God

Catholic Bishops' Conference of England and Wales

A huge amount of resources can be found on the national God Who Speaks website

Official Prayers for the Year

Four-week Advent Course

St Matthew's Gospel Day-by-Day

Blessing of Bibles within Mass

DOWNLOAD St Matthew's Gospel Trail poster (below)

Watch: Cardinal Vincent Nichols offers his reflections on this painting by Dutch artist Geertgen tot Sint Jans titled 'The Nativity at Night'

Watch: Cardinal Vincent Nichols offers his reflections on this painting by the Italian Renaissance artist Masaccio titled 'Saints Jerome and John the Baptist'