Scripture

Sacred Scripture, along with Church Tradition, is a pillar of Catholicism. Bible reading, study, and reflection puts us in intimate conversation with God. Prayerful knowledge of both the Old Testament and New Testament are essential components of Christian living. The four Gospels, which include the words and deeds of Jesus, are primary among the biblical texts.

Scripture • Generations of Faith

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Eucharist - Listening to God's Word • Generations of Faith

Resources focused on Eucharist - Listening to God's Word

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Loving the Bible • Parent Learning Centers

Helping Our Family Live Our Faith

This session will help parents to appreciate that God is the author of Sacred Scripture because God inspired its human authors and that we must be attentive above all to what God wants to reveal through the writings of the sacred authors. They will learn how to help their children love Scripture and the stories about Jesus so they can grow into a lifetime of faith. • By Bill Huebsch

Loving the Bible • Whole Community Catechesis

This session will help participants to appreciate that God is the author of Sacred Scripture because God inspired its human authors and that we must be attentive above all to what God wants to reveal through the writings of the sacred authors.

Loving the Bible (Spanish) • Whole Community Catechesis

This session will help participants to appreciate that God is the author of Sacred Scripture because God inspired its human authors and that we must be attentive above all to what God wants to reveal through the writings of the sacred authors.

Reading the Bible

Today, more and more Catholics are interested in reading, studying, and understanding the Bible. Reflecting on the biblical tradition has become fundamental to Catholic evangelization and faith formation. And individually, more Catholics are turning to the Bible as a source of spiritual enrichment.

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Old Testament

The Hebrew Scriptures, which we share with our Jewish brothers and sisters, help us understand God and our ancestors in faith.

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New Testament

The Christian Scriptures—which include the Gospels, Acts of the Apostles, the Epistles, and Revelation—introduce us to Jesus and the church.

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Lectionary Cycle

A high-level view of the progression through the liturgical seasons and the daily and weekly readings we hear at mass.

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Scripture Home Activities

Home activities supporting Scripture offerings

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Campfire Family Night Faith Festival • Faith Festivals

This 90-minute faith formation session can be used for families or for the intergenerational faith community. It engages people of all ages in exploring some of the great stories from Scripture, but in the style of stories told around a campfire. • By Jane Angha