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Welcome the Word - Scripture Resources

22/09/2017 12:17 pm

Catholic Bible Sunday falls on 10 December 2017 and takes the theme 'Welcome the Word'.

In partnership with Bible Society, we've created a resource pack to support scriptural engagement in the Catholic community.

These Scripture-focused materials will help each of us to explore Advent, Christmas and beyond. We want to enable every man, woman and child to engage with the Bible in ways that are appropriate to them.

We have a 'Welcome the Word' PDF, formatted A5, that can be downloaded below.

Welcome the Word 3.27 MB

It's designed to give you inspirational 'taster' resources to help you explore the Bible either individually or as part of a smaller group.

The material is divided into three sections: 1) Advent 2) Bible Sunday 3) Christmas and beyond.

Each section contains a number of topics. The main resource introduces each subject and if you want to read more, you can get a full download using the index below.

SECTION ONE: ADVENT

Advent, Christmas and Epiphany 773.86 kB
An overview of the origins and biblical background of Advent, Christmas and Epiphany. This is the download referenced in the 'Welcome the Word' PDF (p7).

Sharing Scripture 185.75 kB
A selection of Scriptural quotes to share with others as you write Christmas cards. This is the download referenced in the 'Welcome the Word' PDF (p7).

An Advent Image: The Annunciation 931.31 kB
A reflection on Rossetti’s painting of the Annunciation for small groups. This is the download referenced in the 'Welcome the Word' PDF (p8).

Spiritual Preparation for Readers 467.71 kB
A guided reflection to help readers prepare for the Advent season. This is the download referenced in the 'Welcome the Word' PDF (p9).

The Journey: Four Advent Sessions for young people 1.40 MB
Four ready-to-run sessions for 11-14 year olds, exploring the gospels of each Sunday of Advent. This is the download referenced in the 'Welcome the Word' PDF (p9).

SECTION TWO: BIBLE SUNDAY

10 December 2017

Homily Notes: 2nd Sunday of Advent (B) 263.54 kB
Helpful background, context and connections to the Lectionary Readings for Bible Sunday, prepared by Revd. Dr. Adrian Graffy. This is the download referenced in the 'Welcome the Word' PDF (p11).

Order of Commissioning for Readers 454.70 kB
A prepared Order, for parishes who may wish to commission Readers on Bible Sunday. This is the download referenced in the 'Welcome the Word' PDF (p12).

Prayers of the Faithful 255.60 kB
Some suggested Prayers of the Faithful for use on Bible Sunday. This is the download referenced in the 'Welcome the Word' PDF (p12).

Preparing for the Responsorial Psalm 708.43 kB
A reflection on how the Psalm of the day corresponds with the other Readings, and how best to prepare for proclaiming the Psalm together. This is the download referenced in the 'Welcome the Word' PDF (p13).

SECTION THREE: CHRISTMAS AND BEYOND

A Christmas Image: The Nativity 811.85 kB
A reflection on Arthur Hughes’ The Nativity, for small groups. This is the download referenced in the 'Welcome the Word' PDF (p15).

Mark and the Lectionary 1.03 MB
An exploration of how the Lectionary guides us through Mark and John in Year B, and how we can benefit from looking at the structure of the year. This is the download referenced in the 'Welcome the Word' PDF (p16).

Preparing Children for the Scriptures 472.35 kB
Ideas for parents, catechists and teachers to help younger children connect with the Bible more easily. This is the download referenced in the 'Welcome the Word' PDF (p16).

Simeon and Anna 1.54 MB
A deeper look at the characters at Jesus’ Presentation, particularly written for those in the second half of life. This is the download referenced in the 'Welcome the Word' PDF (p17).

Going Further
More information about the Scripture Working Group and Bible Society, and further resources and links to continue your journey with the Scriptures.

Download

Welcome the Word

2017-cath-bible-sunday-pk-simple.pdf 3.27 MB

A pack, released for Bible Sunday 2017, offering inspirational taster resources to help you explore the Bible.

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