National Bible Week

Celebrating 50th Anniversary of Dei Verbum, Role of Bible in the Family

from the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops

WASHINGTON — Families, parishes, schools and other Catholic groups can participate in National Bible Week, November 15-21, with resources provided in English and Spanish and available on the website of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops. The theme of the observance is “The Bible: A Book for the Family.” The Second Vatican Council’s Dogmatic Constitution on Divine Revelation Dei Verbum will celebrate its 50th anniversary on November 18, 2015. National Bible Week logos and a variety of resources that highlight the Bible in Catholic life are available online:

Resources for families include “Enthroning the Bible in the Family,” “Making the Word of God a Part of Your Home,” “Ever Ancient, Ever New: The Art and Practice of Lectio Divina” and “Sharing the Word of God at Home.” Resources for parishes include a faith formation session on reading and understanding the Bible, a guide for starting and maintaining a parish Bible study, a family retreat, tips for using the Bible in catechesis and prayer, and a Scripture vigil on the themes of Catholic Social Teaching.