Sunday of the Word of God

The Third Sunday of Ordinary Time is the 'Sunday of the Word of God' - a day, instituted by Pope Francis on the Feast of Saint Jerome in 2019, devoted to the celebration and study of Sacred Scripture.

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Sunday, 21 January 2024

Devoting a specific Sunday of the liturgical year to the word of God can enable the Church to experience anew how the risen Lord opens up for us the treasury of his word and enables us to proclaim its unfathomable riches before the world.

Pope Francis, Aperuit illis

This year the Sunday of the Word of God falls on 21 January. It is devoted to the celebration, study and dissemination of the word of God.

The Federation of Diocesan Liturgical Commissions has created some resources for The Sunday of the Word of God:

Sunday of the Word of God resources, 2024

God Who Speaks

You can also access a wealth of resources through The God Who Speaks Scripture campaign, including ‘Echoes of God‘ by David McLoughlin.
This resource was written by David, the Scripture Champion for the Archdiocese of Birmingham and a key theologian, speaker and scholar.
It is a seven-week course journeying through the whole Bible and available to download now.

Download the course:

God Who Speaks is the Bishops’ Conference Scripture initiative, in partnership with Bible Society, that nurtures a deeper Catholic engagement with the Bible.