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Lumen Gentium

The New Evangelisation

Programme of Formation 2019-2020

Year of the Word 2020

The theme for this year’s Programme of Formation follows the one proposed by the Bishops of England and Wales who have dedicated 2020 as a Year of the Word. To help us benefit from this, the National Organising Team has drawn up a range of events, activities and resources which you can access on the bespoke website: http://www.cbcew.org.uk/home/events/the-god-who-speaks/.

In union with his brother Bishops, Bishop Mark encourages us to celebrate, live and share the word of God in a more conscious way over the coming year. This is an opportunity to enrich our current practices in the Church and develop new ways of responding to ‘the God who speaks’ to us in Scripture.

As a complement to events organised at the local level in parishes and MPAs, several activities will be offered at different venues around the diocese over the coming months. To see a list of these, please click on the link below to see the Year of the Word Brochure. Links to helpful resources will be added throughout the year.

For information about the content of these activities, please contact:
Barbara Davies, Diocesan Coordinator for New Evangelisation,
on 07730 526821, or at barbara.davies@dioceseofshrewsbury.org

For practical questions, please contact Anthony Timothy, Diocesan Mission Secretary,
on 0151 652 9855, or at anthony.timothy@dioceseofshrewsbury.org


Year of the Word Brochure


The God Who Speaks – Year of the Word 2020   Lent Talks

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The God Who Speaks – The Year of the Word 2020  Lent Talks: Four Foundational Reflections on Scripture

Times are 6.30pm arrivals for a 7pm – 8.30pm talk in the evening. On Saturdays at Shrewsbury Cathedral it’s 10.30am arrivals for an 11am – 12.30pm talk.

Dei Verbum/The Word of God - Fr Nick Kern will speak about one of the principle documents from the Second Vatican Council
Verbum Domini/The Word of the Lord - Barbara Davies will explore this text on Scripture by Pope Benedict XVI
The Language We Use to Speak of God in the Bible – Caroline Farey will lead a reflection
Why Four Versions of the Gospel? – Fr Michael Coughlan addresses this question