The inspiration for #TheBibleSpeaks comes from Pope Francis’ letter for the conclusion of the Year of Mercy, Misericordia et misera, #7, in which he states, “It would be beneficial if every Christian community, on one Sunday of the liturgical year, could renew its efforts to make the Sacred Scriptures better known and more widely diffused. It would be a Sunday given over entirely to the word of God, so as to appreciate the inexhaustible riches contained in that constant dialogue between the Lord and his people.”
Bishop Crosby and the Diocese of Hamilton has chosen the third Sunday of Ordinary Time each year as our day to emphasize how #TheBibleSpeaks and how #WeListen.
Given the restrictions of pandemic life, the Diocese has prepared a variety of digital resources (both for adults and children) for this year’s celebration with specific focus on the Gospel of Luke. Please visit the Diocesan webpage for Bible Sunday to discover a wealth of resources including:
- Suggestions for reading Scripture and praying with the Bible
- A video presentation for adults on the Gospel of Luke by Father David Perrin, priest of the Diocese of Hamilton and Professor Emeritus at St. Jerome’s University, Waterloo
- An Adventure Passport for Children (grades 3-5) that explores the Gospel of Luke with compliment of the illuminations from the Saint John’s Bible
- Bible Sunday prayer cards available in nine different languages.