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).
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.
Presented by Father Felix Just, SJ
Presented by the Archdiocese of Los Angeles
Presented by Sister Barbara Reid, OP—President of Catholic Theological Union in Chicago
Presented by Sister Mary Kate Birge, SSJ—Associate Professor of Theology at Mount Saint Mary's University in Emmitsburg, MD
Presented by Father Ronald Witherup, SS—Former Superior General of the Society of Priests of Saint Sulpice
Presented by Dr. Jaime Waters—Associate Professor of Old Testament at Boston College School of Theology and Ministry
The Sunday Seminar Series is a wonderful opportunity for Catholics to learn more about Sacred Scripture at their own pace. The seminars go live on January 22nd, and you can find them all here—bookmark this page!