(Thanks to Fr. Ken Hannon, OMI for making us aware of this event)
Pope Francis instituted ‘The Sunday of the Word of God’ to be held every year on the third Sunday of Ordinary Time. It is a means to help people “reawaken an awareness of the importance of Sacred Scripture for our lives as believers, beginning with its resonance in the liturgy which places us in living and permanent dialogue with God.” (https://www.vaticannews.va/en/vatican-city/news/2020-12/sunday-of-the-word-of-god-a-day-of-awakening.html)
Oblate School of Theology and St. Mary’s University are cooperating in a bilingual project to promote the Sunday of the Word of God. This year it will be celebrated on the 24th of January. Biblical scholars from both institutions have worked to provide an online resource that highlights exegetical themes in the readings for this Sunday. It especially highlights Lenten themes, since this will soon be upon us. The video will be available in time for homily preparation for that Sunday. This initial event kicks off a series of free events called The Bible in its Tradition/La Biblia en su Tradición in the Archdiocese of San Antonio, that is meant to foster better access to Biblical texts.
Please encourage your students, fellow pastors, DREs, those involved in lay ecclesial movements and people you know who could use this in their ministerial work, or simply for personal enrichment. Click on the image of the flyer for more detail about the project and a link to register for the Sunday of the Word of God online event.