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Year of the Word: St Benet’s Scripture Circle
Although interrupted by the lockdown, the Year of the Word is to be extended into 2021 and beyond, to encourage us to enhance our understanding and knowledge of scripture.
The programme will follow the three-year cycle of Sunday Mass readings (as well as ordinary weekdays and Saints’ Days). These will be supplemented by individual and shared Bible study with the help of resources published on the ‘Year of the Word’ website: www.godwhospeaks.uk.
In the hope that our parish – like many others throughout England and Wales – can take advantage of this opportunity, Fr Martin will start hosting online meetings (via ‘Zoom’) this Advent: please contact him directly if you would like to participate.
01 January – The God Who Speaks – “The Year of the Word”
This initiative by the Catholic Bishops Conference of England and Wales (CBCEW) started on the First Sunday of Advent and runs for the coming 12 months. It has the aim of increasing our knowledge and understanding of the Bible and its role in our faith and in our worship.
In St Benet’s, our involvement will be led by our Prayer Group and our Discussion Group. We encourage all parishioners to take the opportunity to learn more about the Bible and there will be a number of events promoting this within the Parish in the coiming year.
Below is the address for the website of the CBCEW, with a major section focussed on “The God Who Speaks”.
Our own Diocese of East Anglia (RCDEA) has posted a full copy of the Brochure on its own website. Again, the address is below.
Please have a look and, perhaps, download and print out your own copy of the brochure for future reference.
The “Pull Out” poster in the centre pages is particularly interesting!