To help achieve transformation in our hearts and in our communities there will be three themes for ‘The God Who Speaks’ – celebrating, living and sharing God’s word.
Ezra read from the Law of God so that the people understood what was read.
cf. Nehemiah 8:8
Whenever we celebrate the liturgy, the Scriptures are proclaimed. We listen to God speaking to us with the Church. In the Sacraments, the Liturgy of the Hours and in our prayers we encounter Christ; through our responses we deepen our participation which transforms our lives.
In discovering and renewing a genuine love for the word of God, we nurture our relationship with Christ.
Through the Bible, we meet Christ who is alive in his word. We can listen to him speaking to us and guiding us in our daily lives.
How can we celebrate God’s Word?
We celebrate God’s word by:
Throughout 2020, dioceses and communities are invited to explore:
Please email Fleur Dorrell if you have any questions relating to our Scripture initiative ‘The God Who Speaks’.
We invite all the Faithful to bring their Bibles to Mass to be blessed during the Third Sunday of the Word of God as decreed by Pope Francis. Here’s a model of an Order of Blessing within Mass with suggested intercessions and background notes.