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Sunday of the Word of God – 23rd January 2022

Pope Francis, on the occasion the first ‘Sunday of the Word of God’ (26th January 2020) concluded his homily saying, ‘that is why we need his word: so that we can hear, amid the thousands of other words in our daily lives, that one word that speaks to us not about things, but about life. Dear brothers and sisters, let us make room inside ourselves for the word of God! Each day, let us read a verse or two of the Bible. Let us begin with the Gospel: let us keep it open on our table, carry it in our pocket or bag, read it on our cell phones, and allow it to inspire us daily. We will discover that God is close to us, that he dispels our darkness and, with great love, leads our lives into deep waters’.


Below are some links to help us know the Word of God:


Links to buying a Bible




Sunday Lectionary




Scripture Study Resources


Day 1: In the Beginning — The Bible in a Year (with Fr. Mike Schmitz) – YouTube

Follow along with the official Bible in a Year Reading Plan.

Today we start our year…


Check out: The Bible In a Year. The Bible in a Year Podcast guides Catholics through the Bible in 365 daily episodes, providing commentary, reflection, and prayer along the way. This podcast has been number one in the US since the beginning of the New Year! 1) Read the ENTIRE Bible; 2) Feel more confident about your understanding of Scripture; 3) Experience the transformative power of God’s Word in your daily life; 4) Start seeing the world through the lens of Scripture. Note that some readings contain adult themes and may not be suitable for children.

This website below gives a detailed commentary on the readings of each Sunday:




Scripture Reading Guides

When You Don’t Understand the Bible – YouTube

Have you ever read the Bible and thought to yourself, “wait… what? ”Oftentimes in Christian media we see what Fr. Mike dubs a “Hallmark” version of following…



Ways to Read the Bible – YouTube

Maybe you used to read the Bible for inspiration, for its great stories, or for answers to the big questions in life. But now, it sits on your nightstand…






How to read the Bible

Bible Study Guide: How to Read the Bible – Beginning Catholic

Note: If you’re using the book Following Christ Through The Gospels, Fr. Basset combines the first two steps into one. He still uses the same essential process, though. (Speaking of that book—Fr. Basset wrote it to help people meet Christ in the Bible, understand the Gospels, and develop a solid prayer life. It’s offered through the Catholic Spiritual Treasures program.)