Catholics believe that the Bible is God’s self-revelation, inspired and inerrantly written. The Bible is not like any other book. Because the Scriptures were written under the positive influence of the Holy Spirit, they are considered to be sacred literature. We believe that God is revealed through the Patriarchs and Prophets in the Old Testament and through Jesus Christ in the New Testament. God’s revelation is also entrusted to the Apostles and their successors so that the Word of God is revealed in both Scripture and Tradition. Catholics believe that the Bible is a living document—it continually speaks to believers in every age.

According to statistics, a majority of Catholics are exposed to the Bible only at Mass.  To help make the Bible a part of their daily lives, Pope Francis has designated a Sunday for the Word of God, the first of which will be Sunday, January 26, 2020.  Our Pope will celebrate a special Mass in the Vatican to inaugurate it. He will use the lectionary used during the Second Vatican Council.  The Sunday of the Word of God does not have a fixed date. It will be celebrated every year on the third Sunday after the end of the Christmas season.

At Saint Catherine of Sienna RC Church -- all parsishioners and visitors are encouraged to bring their personal, family, home, study Bible to Mass that weekend and receive special blessing.  Read Scripture, Reflect and Medidate on passages, and pray on a regular basis using the WORD OF GOD.