We recall that on September 30, 2019, the Holy Father Pope Francis established the 3rd Sunday in the Ordinary Time each year as the Sunday of the Word of God. With the letter, Aperuit Illis, the Holy Father invites all Catholics across the world to deepen their appreciation, love and faithful witness to God and His Word. That day is to be observed as a special day devoted to the celebration, study and dissemination of the Word of God. The celebration of the Sunday of the Word of God for this year comes up on Sunday 22nd January 2023. On this day, all parishes in the Archdiocese shall have the Enthronement of the Word of God. Hence, we direct that all priests should begin to sensitize the faithful about this special Sunday and the prominence of the Word of God in the Life of the Christian. The Rite of Enthronement of the Bible shall be used. You will notice that the rite is embedded in the Mass of the day and it gives prominence to the Word of God. The Bible remains enthroned until Tuesday, February 21, 2023, the day before Ash Wednesday.
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