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Word of God Sunday: Useful links

PUBLISHED 4 February 2022

In Australia, Word of God Sunday is observed on the first Sunday of February. This collection of resources from around the web has been assembled to assist local parishes to prepare for and celebrate Word of God Sunday, and to engage more deeply with the Word of God all year round.

Word of God Sunday resource page from the Australian Catholic Bishops Conference, including homily notes, liturgical notes, prayers of intercession, musical recommendations, reflections, bulletin notices and banners

Sunday of the Word of God pastoral-liturgical resources for 2022,* from the Pontifical Council for Promoting the New Evangelization—a comprehensive, 96-page resource, with liturgical guidance and practical suggestions on how we might best hear, cherish and be formed by the Word of God in our communities, families and personal prayer

The ‘Word of God Sunday’ edition of LITed (Liturgy Education News) from Liturgy Brisbane, including a range of relevant articles and resources (some of which are also included in the ACBC suite of resources above)

Parish guide from the Diocese of Broken Bay to help communities celebrate the Sunday of the Word of God—prepared for 2021 but containing many still-relevant ideas and resources, including a short YouTube clip that can be used to inspire deeper engagement with the Word

Pope Francis’ Angelus address for the Sunday of the Word of God, 23 January 2022

Pope Francis’ apostolic letter Aperuit Illis (2019), instituting the Sunday of the Word of God 

Note on the Sunday of the Word of God from the Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments (2020)

*Note that the Lectionary texts featured in this resource are for the third Sunday of Ordinary Time (when Word of God Sunday is celebrated in most countries), rather than for the fifth Sunday, which is when it is celebrated in Australia.

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