Sunday of the Word of God

On Sunday, January 26, the Church will celebrate Sunday of the Word of God.  In his Apostolic Letter “Aperuit Illis,” Pope Francis declared that each year the Third Sunday in Ordinary Time is to be devoted to the celebration, study and dissemination of the word of God. In this letter, the pope explained, “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.”

Pope Francis has said that he hopes the Sunday of the Word of God will help the faithful to grow in religious and intimate familiarity with the sacred Scriptures. Here are some ways the Church can celebrate: