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St Edmund's Catholic Primary School and Nursery

St Edmund's Catholic Primary School and Nursery

Parish, Family, School

The Year of the Word

'The God Who Speaks' 

The Year of the Word 

Celebrating, living and sharing God's word

Launch: 30th September 2019- Feast of St Jerome

The Catholic Bishops’ Conference of England and Wales have designated 2020 as 'The God Who Speaks': A 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 the 1600th anniversary of 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 Diocese of Westminster.

Examples of our work to date

In September, we had an assembly to launch the Year of the Word.   We will be following Matthew's Gospel as we make our journey with God who Speaks.

In October, the children took part in a wonderful competition to celebrate the Year of the Word. This competition focused on the Old Testament. The Infants had to draw a picture of their favourite Old Testament story and the Juniors had to create a presentation on their favourite Old Testament character. Here are just some of our amazing entries.

In November, the Year 5 children have written a beautiful school prayer that will be shared in the new year for the whole school community to learn.