Scripture study for you and your parish
You might want to learn how to put Scripture at the centre of your faith life by studying on your own. You can do so here, for free!
There are many wonderful Scripture study programs your parish might like to use: list of available programs.
Scripture study with children
Resources for children and the Word of God: list of available programs.
Praying with Scripture
We hope to help people deepen the relationship they have with Jesus Christ from praying and reflecting on these Scriptures. The staff in our Catholic schools — from administrators and teachers to support staff — have enjoyed the process presented in these booklets. The process is a form of lectio divina, or sacred reading. The booklet contains an explanation of the process for lectio divina.
Whether you use this form of prayer to open parish meetings, to pray with your families or friends, or to pray alone, remember that the most important aspect of this form or prayer is to let God speak to each person in moments of silence.
The booklets below—Encountering Jesus, the Living Word—offer you a guided encounter with Scripture from one of the Sunday Gospels for each month between September and June. These booklets can be used in classrooms, in parishes, at home, or simply by yourself. Rather than calendar dates, they use dates from the Liturgical Year. The Liturgical Year shows the Church’s arrangement of Sundays, seasons and feasts. Over a three-year cycle, the word of the Lord is presented in its richness and diversity.
Liturgical Year A-B
- Encountering Jesus, the Living Word – School Year 2017-18 (PDF)
- Encountering Jesus, the Living Word – School Year 2014-15 (PDF)
Liturgical Year B-C
- Encountering Jesus, the Living Word – School Year 2016-17 (PDF)
- Encountering Jesus, the Living Word – School Year 2013-14 (PDF)