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Sunday 24th of January - Sunday of the Word of God


In his Apostolic Letter of 30 September 2019, Aperuit illis, Pope Francis established that the Third

Sunday in Ordinary Time is to be the Sunday of the Word of God. This Sunday is a day to be 

devoted to the celebration, study, and spreading of the Word of God. Pope Francis is clear from the

very first paragraph of this letter that the relationship between the Risen Lord, a community of 

believers, and sacred Scripture is essential to who we are as Christians.


In Howth, during our Sunday Mass, we will process the Book of the Gospels to the altar at the

beginning of Mass to highlight the importance of the Gospel to our celebration.


Click here for daily Mass readings and gospel reflections from the CatholicIreland.net website. 

Click here for an example method of Gospel reflection which you may like to follow when reading 

any gospel extract. 

Click here for the statement on Sunday of the Word of God from the Irish Catholic Bishops’