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“We declare to you what was from the beginning, what we have heard, what we have seen with our eyes, what we have looked at and touched with our hands, concerning the word of life.” 1 John 1:1


The Catholic Bishops’ Conference of England and Wales has designated 2020 as the ‘The God Who Speaks: The Year of the Word’ to celebrate the 10th anniversary of verbum Domini-  Pope Benedict XVI’s Apostolic Exhortation on ‘The Word of the Lord’.  And 1600th anniversary of the death of St Jerome, who translated the Bible into Latin.

 Therefore, 2020 will be a year of celebrating, living and sharing God’s word through a range of events, activities and resources, available across the dioceses of England and Wales.

 ‘Scripture is at the centre of everything the church does.  The Word of God shapes our prayer and worship.  The Bible shows us how to understand the world, how we are called to live and relate to each other.’

In partnership with the Bible Society, ‘The God Who Speaks: The Year of the Word’ focuses on celebrating, living and sharing God’s Word throughout the Catholic Church in England and Wales.

 In keeping with the church’s three year cycle, there will also be a specific focus on St Matthew’s Gospel.

 Please find a website link below.  This website has been specially designed and dedicated to ‘The God Who Speak- The Year of the Word.’


Official Prayer For The Year

Living God,

You walk alongside us and speak to us throughout the scriptures.

Your Son, Jesus Christ, listens to our hopes and fears and shows us how to live for one another.

Send us the Holy Spirit to open our hearts and minds so that we may be your witnesses throughout the world.


V. Your word is our path and your truth is our light.

R. This day and every day.

Our Lady of the Annunciation PRAY FOR US.

St Matthew PRAY FOR US.

St Jerome PRAY FOR US.

For more information please see the Catholic Life Section of the school website for updates throughout the year.