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Sunday of the Word of God

Pope Francis conferred on Catholics the lay ministries of catechist and lector at a Mass for the Sunday of the Word of God on Jan. 23, 2022. Vatican Media

The Word of God Rekindles Hope, Pope Francis Says On Word of God Sunday

Jan 23, 2022

During Mass for Sunday of the Word of God, Pope Francis formally conferred upon lay Catholics the ministries of lector and catechist.

Fr. Bonaventure Luchidio during the 'Around the Table show' on Capuchin TV in prelude to the Sunday of the Word of God. Credit: Sr. Olga Massango

Let’s Re-embrace the Culture of Reading the Word of God: Catholic Priest in Kenya

Jan 22, 2022

There is a need to revisit the culture of reading the Holy Bible and to make the word of God part of people’s lives, the Catholic Priest at the helm of the national Pontifical Mission Societies (PMS) in Kenya has said in an interview.

Pope Francis celebrates Mass on the first Sunday of the Word of God Jan. 26, 2020. Daniel Ibanez/CNA.

Pope Francis to Confer New Lay Ministries for First Time in St. Peter’s Basilica

Jan 18, 2022

The candidates come from three continents.

Banner to mark the Year of the Word of God in the Catholic Diocese of Muranga. On the left, an enthroned Word of God. / ACI Africa

Kenya’s Murang’a Diocese Launches Yearlong Celebration of “the Word of God”

Jan 27, 2020

Inspired by the celebration of the Sunday of the Word of God, which Pope Francis established through his September 30, 2019 Apostolic Letter “Aperuit illis” to be marked by Catholics across the globe on January 26, Kenya’s Diocese of Murang’a launched a yearlong celebration of the same event Saturday, January 25.

Pope Francis celebrates Mass on the first Sunday of the Word of God Jan. 26, 2020. Credit: Daniel Ibanez/CNA.

Pope Francis: Keep a Bible Close to You for Daily Inspiration

Jan 26, 2020

Pope Francis preached Sunday about the life-changing power of God’s word in Scripture, encouraging everyone to keep a Bible close for daily inspiration.

Official logo for the Celebration of the Sunday of the Word of God

Sunday of the Word of God: Kenyan Priest Urges Revival of Sunday School, Bible Stories

Jan 25, 2020

At a time when the Catholics across the globe are preparing for “the celebration, study and dissemination of the Word of God" on Sunday, January 26 as instituted through Pope Francis’ Apostolic Letter Motu proprio "Aperuit illis", the Kenyan Priest heading the national Pontifical Mission Societies (PMS) is calling for the revival of Sunday School and the reading of Bible stories to children, a practice that goes a long way in instilling the Bible reading culture among children.

Pope Francis at the general audience Sept. 25, 2019. Credit: Daniel Ibanez/CNA.

Pope Francis Institutes Day to Promote Knowledge and Love of Scripture

Sep 30, 2019

Pope Francis Monday declared the Third Sunday in Ordinary Time to be the Sunday of the Word of God in order to promote a closer relationship with holy scripture and its dissemination in the world.