Sunday of the Word of God

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Pope Francis conferred on Catholics the lay ministries of catechist and lector at a Mass for the Sunday of the Word of God on Jan. 23, 2022.

Pope Francis: The Word of God rekindles hope

Jan 23, 2022

By Hannah Brockhaus

During Mass for Sunday of the Word of God, Pope Francis formally conferred upon lay Catholics the ministries of lector... Read more

Archbishop Rino Fisichella, president of the Pontifical Council for the New Evangelization, celebrates Mass in St. Peter’s Basilica Jan. 24, 2021. Credit: Vatican Media

Vatican archbishop: Turn off your phone and open the Gospel

Jan 24, 2021

A Vatican archbishop urged Catholics to turn off their cell phones and open the Gospel instead as he celebrated Mass... Read more


Vatican’s liturgy congregation stresses importance of Sunday of the Word of God

Dec 19, 2020

The Vatican’s liturgy congregation issued a note Saturday encouraging Catholic parishes around the world to celebrate the Sunday of the... Read more

Pope Francis celebrates Mass on the first Sunday of the Word of God Jan. 26, 2020.

Pope Francis: Keep a Bible close to you for daily inspiration

Jan 26, 2020

By Courtney Mares

Pope Francis preached Sunday about the life-changing power of God’s word in Scripture, encouraging everyone to keep a Bible close... Read more

Pope Francis at the general audience Sept. 25, 2019.

Pope Francis institutes day to promote knowledge and love of scripture

Sep 30, 2019

By Hannah Brockhaus

Pope Francis Monday declared the Third Sunday in Ordinary Time to be the Sunday of the Word of God in... Read more