The Bishops of England and Wales, together with the Bishops of Scotland, have recently issued a teaching document The Gift of Scripture. The document is to help people ‘hear, understand and live God’s word’.
In its section ‘Living the Word of God’ The Gift of Scripture underlines the way in which from the earliest days the proclamation of the Scriptures have been an integral part of the liturgy.
The Liturgy Office of the Bishops’ Conference of England and Wales has produced a number of resources to assist parishes, deaneries and others with their reading of The Gift of Scripture and reflection on the ministering of God’s word in the Liturgy.
Opening the Gift of Scripture
Material for Deanery Meetings
Preaching the Word
Reflections on preaching drawn from The Gift of Scripture
Celebrating the Word
Preparing a liturgy of the word
Praying the Word
Lectio Divina and the Sunday Scriptures
Sharing the Word
Lectionary based Catechesis
Proclaiming the Word
Guidelines for Ministering the Word at Sunday Mass
Ministers of the Word
Guidelines ministers prepared by the Liturgy Office
All these resources are available for free download from Gift of Scripture Section of liturgyoffice.org.uk