Year of the word

The Catholic Bishops’ Conference of England and Wales have declared 2020 to be a year of special focus on the Bible and due to these unprecedented times this has been extended until March 2021.

This marks the tenth anniversary of Pope Benedict XVI’s Apostolic Exhortation, Verbum Domini, (The Word of the Lord) and the 1600 years since the death of Saint Jerome – who translated the Bible into Latin. The year started on the Feast of Saint Jerome, 30 September 2019, and runs until 31 December 2020.

During this year we are called to explore and celebrate the Word of God through the Scriptures, share the Word with others and respond to the “God who speaks” in the way that we live.

To find out more about this initiative click on the link below:

The God Who Speaks

This downloadable brochure will also discuss the three themes and vision for the year, as well as more information on St. Matthew the Gospel writer: