Sunday of the Word of God, Jan. 22

In 2019, Pope Francis established the Sunday of the Word of God to be celebrated each year on the Third Sunday in Ordinary Time. As the Holy Father stated in his apostolic letter instituting the observance, “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” (Aperuit illus, no. 2).

This observance provides an annual opportunity to celebrate, study and disseminate the word of God. To celebrate this observance, the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, through a grant from the American Bible Society, will offer a Sunday Seminar Series of five videos about Sacred Scripture in the life of the Church. These videos, offered in English and Spanish, will be offered by some of the finest biblical scholars in the United States and will be accompanied by discussion/reflection questions and suggestions for further reading.

The videos will be made available on the Sunday of the Word of God, January 22, 2023. Through these videos, we hope to bring people into an encounter with the Scriptures, particularly the Gospel. May the people of God be inspired and challenged to see, understand, and engage with scripture in a new, prayerful way.