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The Bible Speaks 2024

#TheBibleSpeaks #WeListen

Third Week in Ordinary Time | Sunday, January 21, 2024

In the Apostolic Letter Aperuit illis, Pope Francis instituted the Sunday of the Word of God, which is celebrated on the Third Sunday in Ordinary Time. We are encouraged to spend this day learning how #TheBibleSpeaks and how #WeListen.

"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."

Four Basic Questions

While reading the Scriptures, ask yourself these four basic questions:

Praying the Bible

Begin with a prayer to the Holy Spirit.
Read through the passage once at a normal pace.
Digest the words. Get a sense of the phrases. Allow the Word to seep more deeply into your consciousness.

Read the passage through, section by section.
How does this Word speak to me at this time, in this context?
What emotions are evoked by the Word?
How does this Word speak to me of God and how does it impact my life?
Conclude with a brief prayer of thanksgiving to the Holy Spirit.

Download PRAYING WITH SCRIPTURE, a model for weekly Bible study.


Bookmarks for Bible Sunday 2024


A *new* design of bookmarks is now available for use; it will be provided to parishioners at Mass. We also invite you to download the PDF of the bookmark below.

» Click here to Download the Bookmark (PDF)

Year B - A Look Through Mark

In Lectionary Year B, the Church reflects deeply on the Gospel of Mark. To help us in our exploration through this synoptic Gospel, please see the following resources below:

Getting to Know Mark

We invite you to join us during this Year of Mark with a reflection by Father Thomas Rosica, C.S.B.

Fr. Thomas Rosica, CSB, a member of the Congregation of St. Basil (Basilian Fathers), a biblical scholar, lecturer, author and retreat director. Father has lectured across Canada, the USA, Ireland, Italy, India and the Middle East. He was Pastor and Executive Director of the Newman Centre Catholic Mission at the University of Toronto, National Director and CEO of World Youth Day 2002 in Canada and founding CEO of Salt and Light Catholic Media Foundation in Canada. He also worked with Vatican Communications and Media for several years.

This video presentation complements personal or group Bible study as well as provides food for thought for adult faith study groups. We invite you to download the accompanying brochure to this video.

For Youth: Gospel of Mark Illumination Exhibit

Take a virtual tour with The Saint John's Bible, looking at each illumination to come to a deeper meaning of the Gospel of Mark in your life. Pray with the illumination and live it out.