The God Who Speaks – The Year of the Word

The Catholic Bishops’ Conference of England and Wales have designated 2019-2020 as ‘The God Who Speaks – The Year of the Word’ to celebrate the 10th anniversary of Verbum Domini – Pope Benedict XVI’s Apostolic Exhortation on ‘The Word of the Lord’  and the 1600th anniversary of the death of St Jerome, who translated the Bible into Latin. In keeping with the Church’s three-year cycle, there will also be a specific focus on St Matthew’s Gospel.


The aim of the God Who Speaks – A Year of the Word is ‘Celebrating, Living and Sharing God’s Word.’ It will be an opportunity for us at St Joseph’s to develop and explore new ways of responding to the Bible. Throughout the year we will focus on various parts of Matthew’s gospel in a creative way which will help our children to engage meaningfully with the Bible.