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God Who Speaks: Year of the Word

The Catholic Bishops’ Conference of England and Wales have designated 2020 as ‘The God Who Speaks’: A Year of the Word. The launch will be the 30th September 2019 on the 1600th anniversary of death of St Jerome.  

St Jerome translated the Bible into Latin, the language of his compatriots. He translated the Hebrew and Greek original of the Christian Bible into a language accessible to the inhabitants of the west of the Roman Empire. This year also commemorates the 10th anniversary of Pope Benedict XVI’s encyclical, Verbum Domini. It is our turn to make the word of God accessible to all.

This year’s program:

Monday 9th December
Hark! the Nativity Play: 6.15pm – Leicester Square Theatre 
Tickets on sale on the theatre’s website

Saturday 14th December
Saturday 14th March
Day retreat (London)  

Thursday 23rd January
Le 5ème Evangile (written by Adrien Candiard) – 8pm – Notre Dame de France
It tells the life of Brother Henri Vergès, a Marist, who died a martyr in Algeria in 1994.

Sunday 26th January
Sunday of the Bible – exhibition of a Bible from the collection of the French Protestant Church.
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. This Sunday of the Word of God will thus be a fitting part of that time of the year when we are encouraged to strengthen our bonds with the Jewish people and to pray for Christian unity. (Pope Francis)

Sunday 24th November – Feast of Christ the King
Launch of the project “Parole de Dieu pour aujourd’hui”– a collection of testimonials from NDF parishioners and friends on their favorite scripture.

Dates to follow
Visit to the Protestant Church and to the Torah Museum

To be confirmed
Pilgrimage to the Holy Land