Highlighting the importance of the Bible in the life of faith and the role of lay women and men in sharing the Gospel, Pope Francis formally installed eight men and women in the ministry of lector and eight others in the ministry of catechist.
On Jan. 24, the pope will celebrate Mass marking Sunday of the Word of God and will present Bibles to a variety of Catholics.
The Vatican has issued recommendations for the Jan. 24 celebration of the Sunday of the Word of God, including do’s and don’ts about using sacred Scripture.
An icon of the encounter with Jesus on the road to Emmaus was chosen as the official logo for the worldwide celebration of the Sunday of the Word of God.
To help the church grow in love and faithful witness to God, Pope Francis has declared the third Sunday in Ordinary Time to be dedicated to the word of God.