Year of The Word 2020/2021

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The God Who Speaks – The Year of the Word 2020  

‘celebrating, living and sharing God’s word’

The Catholic Bishops’ Conference of England and Wales have designated 2020 as ‘The God Who Speaks’: A Year of the Word to celebrate the 10th anniversary of Verbum Domini – Pope Benedict XVI’s Apostolic Exhortation on ‘The Word of the Lord’, and the 1600th anniversary of death of St Jerome, who translated the Bible into Latin.’  In keeping with the Church’s three year cycle there will also be a specific focus on St Matthew’s Gospel.

Official Prayer

Living God, you walk alongside us and speak to us throughout the Scriptures.

Your Son, Jesus Christ, listens to our hopes and fears and shows us how to live for one another.

Send us the Holy Spirit to open our hearts and minds so that we may be your witnesses throughout the world.


V. Your word is our path and your truth is our light.

R. This day and every day.

Our Lady of the Annunciation Pray for us.

St Matthew Pray for us.

St Jerome Pray for us