In Pope Francis’ letter at the end of the Year of Mercy he commended the idea of a Sunday which focused on the Scriptures. In England and Wales this is marked on the 2nd Sunday of Advent. This year the Scripture Working Group of the Bishops’ Conference has prepared a series of resources under the title of ‘Welcome the Word’. Rather than focus on one particular day there is material for the whole of the Advent – Christmas – Epiphany season. As well material focused on the ministry of reader and psalmist, looking at the Lectionary for the Year of Mark, there are reflections on art and scripture and other aspects of God’s word.
The resources may be freely downloaded from the Bishops’ Conference website:
Welcome the Word – Scripture Resources