WASHINGTON - August 24, 2015 - Families, parishes, schools and other Catholic groups can participate in National Bible Week, November 15-21, with resources provided in English and Spanish and available on the website of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops. The theme of the observance is â€œThe Bible: A Book for the Family/ La Biblia: Un Libro para la Familia.â€
The Second Vatican Councilâ€™s Dogmatic Constitution on Divine Revelation Dei Verbum will celebrate its 50th anniversary on November 18, 2015. National Bible Week logos and a variety of resources that highlight the Bible in Catholic life are available online: www.usccb.org/bible/national-bible-week/index.cfm
Resources for families include â€œEnthroning the Bible in the Familyâ€ (CÃ³mo entronizar la Biblia en la familia), â€œMaking the Word of God a Part of Your Homeâ€ (CÃ³mo hacer que la Palabra de Dios sea parte fundamental del hogar), â€œEver Ancient, Ever New: The Art and Practice of Lectio Divinaâ€ (Siempre Antigua, Siempre Nueva: El Arte y la PrÃ¡ctica de Lectio Divina) and â€œSharing the Word of God at Homeâ€ (Compartiendo la Palabra de Dios en el Hogar).
Resources for parishes include a faith formation session on reading and understanding the Bible, a guide for starting and maintaining a parish Bible study, a family retreat, tips for using the Bible in catechesis and prayer, and a Scripture vigil on the themes of Catholic Social Teaching.
The Confraternity of Christian Doctrine will act as a clearinghouse for activities undertaken by dioceses and other groups, including the Association of Catholic Publishers, the American Bible Society and the Catholic Biblical Federation.