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2021 Sunday of the Word of God: January 24th

Pope Francis’ Apostolic Letter, Motu proprio “Aperuit Illis”, published on September 30, 2019 established that, “the Third Sunday in Ordinary Time is to be devoted to the celebration, study and dissemination of the Word of God”.

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Aperuit Illis

Instituting the Sunday of the Word of God

With this Letter, I wish to respond to the many requests I have received from the people of God that the entire Church celebrate, in unity of purpose, a Sunday of the Word of God. It is now common for the Christian community to set aside moments to reflect on the great importance of the word of God for everyday living. The various local Churches have undertaken a wealth of initiatives to make the sacred Scripture more accessible to believers, to increase their gratitude for so great a gift, and to help them to strive daily to embody and bear witness to its teachings.

It is fitting, then that the life of our people be constantly marked by this decisive relationship with the living word that the Lord never tires of speaking to his Bride, that she may grow in love and faithful witness.

Consequently, I hereby declare that the Third Sunday in Ordinary Time is to be devoted to the celebration, study and dissemination of the word of God.

Pope Francis

Click here to read the entire letter.