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Friday, January 31, 2020 – Soup Supper
Saturday, February 8, 2020 – SJPV Bus Trip to University Park & PSU Basketball Game
NOTE DATE CHANGE! Sunday, February 16, 2020 – COAL Youth Ministry Snow Tubing
Enthroning the Bible in the Family
To show that God is at the center of their lives, many families enthrone the Bible, the Word of God, in a visible place in their homes. By placing the Sacred Scriptures in a prominent place decorated with flowers and art, and by gathering at this spot for daily prayer, families show that God is present and active through his Word. Enthroning the Bible in your home is easy. Simply pick a place where the Bible can be honored. The Bible should be placed where it will be seen regularly, but the location should be apart from the noise and confusion of the family entertainment. Place the Bible, opened to a favorite passage or the readings of the day (these can be found at www.usccb.org/nab), on a table or shelf. Decorate the area around the Bible with a cloth, flowers, and/or a candle—whatever makes sense to you. Enthroning the Bible in the Family is an easy-to-follow guide and ritual prayer to use when you gather as a family to enthrone the Bible.
Word of God Sunday – January 26, 2020
The newly established “Sunday of the Word of God” is an invitation to Catholics across the world to deepen their appreciation, love and faithful witness to God and His Word, Pope Francis said.
By papal decree, the Third Sunday in Ordinary Time—Jan. 26 this year—is to be observed as a special day devoted to “the celebration, study and dissemination of the Word of God.”
A day dedicated to the Bible will help the Church “experience anew how the Risen Lord opens up for us the treasury of His Word and enables us to proclaim its unfathomable riches before the world,” the pope said in the document establishing the special Sunday observance.
Archbishop Rino Fisichella, president of the Pontifical Council for Promoting New Evangelization, said added emphasis on the importance of the Word of God is needed because “the overwhelming majority” of Catholics are not familiar with Sacred Scripture. For many, the only time they hear the Word of God is when they attend Mass, he told Vatican News Sept. 30, when the papal document, titled “Aperuit Illis,” was published.
“The Bible is the most widely distributed book, but it’s also perhaps the one most covered in dust because it is not held in our hands,” the archbishop said.