Year of the Word resources

Find resources to explore Scripture during this Year of the Word with children, young people, on your own or in a group. 

The Catholic Bishops' Conference of England and Wales have declared 2020 to be a year of special focus on the Bible.

This marks the tenth anniversary of Pope Benedict XVI's Apostolic Exhortation, Verbum Domini, (The Word of the Lord) and the 1600 years since the death of Saint Jerome - who translated the Bible into Latin. The year started on the Feast of Saint Jerome, 30 September 2019, and runs until 31 December 2020.

During this year we are called to explore and celebrate the Word of God through the Scriptures, share the Word with others and respond to the "God who speaks" in the way that we live.

Find out more about this initiative.

CAFOD El Salvador young sisters

Children's liturgy

Our children's liturgy resources can help children to explore the gospel during the Year of the Word.

a boy brings his bible into a CAFOD funded clinic i nNigeria  so that he can read to his sick mother

Resources for children

Explore the Year of the Word with our resources for children.

Beauty reads her Bible CAFOD

Resources for young people

Explore the Year of the Word with our resources for young people.

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