Parish Church Version of The Wednesday Word contains
this Sunday's Gospel and is updated every Monday for parents
to download (please click here).
Each week, Dom Henry Wansbrough provides a reflection on
the Gospel (and also the first and second readings) to help
you understand more of its meaning. The Wednesday Word
is based on the Benedictine prayer custom of Lectio Divina
– a powerful way to pray with and be enlightened through
scripture. We hope that you find it spiritually uplifting.
Many parishioners throughout the country use this parish
version of The Wednesday Word each
week to pray for the well-being of the families connected
to our schools. This is used as a focus for prayer on Wednesday
evenings (traditionally known as St Joseph's day; St Joseph
is the Patron Saint of Families). In this way parishioners
are in spiritual solidarity with each other and also with
any school families who are participating in the primary school
Family Time together.
The Gospel can sometimes be complex and appear to have many
meanings. It's possible to misunderstand scripture and even
take it out of context. God helps us to understand the Gospel
through the homilies preached at Sunday Mass.
If you would like to know more about the meaning of the Sunday
Gospels, you are warmly invited to come and listen at your
local church each Sunday. Please come and join us to be spiritually
refreshed and experience the presence of Jesus in a powerful
The Parish Church
Version of The Wednesday Word