Year of the Word 2020
"You are holding something divine in your hands: a book that is like fire! A book through which God speaks."
Scripture is at the centre of everything the Church does. The word of God shapes our prayer and worship. The Bible shows us how to understand the world, how we are called to live and relate to each other.
‘Today Jesus speaks those same words to you: “Take heart, I am here with you, allow me to enter and your life will change”. That is why the Lord gives you his word, so that you can receive it like a love letter…’ - Pope Francis
2020 is the year the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of England and Wales have designated as :
'The God Who Speaks - A Year of the Word’,
to celebrate the 10th anniversary of Verbum Domini - Pope Benedict XVI’s Apostolic Exhortation on ‘The Word of the Lord’, and the 1,600th anniversary of the death of St Jerome, who translated the Bible into Latin. In keeping with the Church’s three year cycle there will also be a specific focus on St Matthew’s Gospel.
The aim of The God Who Speaks - A Year of the Word is:
‘Celebrating, Living and Sharing God’s Word.’