“Sunday of the Word of God” Video Series

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).

On January 21, 2024, in observance of the Sunday of the Word of God, the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, through a grant from the American Bible Society, will offer a “Sunday Seminar Series” of four videos about Sacred Scripture in the life of the Church. These videos, available in English and Spanish, will feature some of the bishops and biblical scholars and will be accompanied by discussion/reflection questions. The topics and presenters are:

TopicEnglish PresenterSpanish Presenter
The Eucharist in ScriptureBishop François Beyrouti. Eparchy of NewtonBishop Silvio Báez, Auxiliary Bishop of Managua
Synodality and the BibleBishop Juan Miguel Betancourt. Auxiliary Bishop of HartfordBishop Juan Miguel Betancourt. Auxiliary Bishop of Hartford
The Psalms and PrayerDr. Andrew Davis, Boston CollegeDr. Maria Barga, University of Saint Mary of the Lake
The Gospel and Letters of JohnDr. Sherri Brown, Creighton UniversityDr. Hugo Mendez, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

The videos will be made available on January 19, 2024 at: https://catholic.bible/sunday-of-the-word-of-god/