message to Parish Priests about The Wednesday Word
The Wednesday Word consists of two resources
that are complementary and whose focus is Christ. Its primary
aim is to share the Gospel withthe families in our primary schools (through the school version),
many of whom, as you know, do not go to church. It
is also the aim to create a national power house of parishprayer
to support this outreach (through the parish version).
SCHOOL VERSION OF THE WEDNESDAY WORD
Statistics tell us that
approximately 80% of Catholic school families do not regularly
come to church. The primary school version of The Wednesday
Word spreads the Gospel to school parents and families
and seeks to encourage a weekly Family Time custom
and so to deepen their understanding of the Christian faith
and the Catholic Church. We would be very
grateful if you would draw the attention of your local headteacher
to The Wednesday Word resource and to our website.
CHURCH VERSION OF THE WEDNESDAY WORD
Would you please also support
this national mission through your parish prayer. The parish
version of The Wednesday Word has been designed to
unite our parish communities in prayer with our school families.
You may like to consider adopting this version of The
Wednesday Word in your own Parish.
The parish version is designed
to be distributed at Sunday Mass and contains the following
Sunday’s Gospel. In this way parishioners, like the
school children and their parents around the country, will
be able to pray and reflect on the following Sunday’s
Gospel during the course of the week (preferably on a Wednesday)
and be in spiritual solidarity with them.
Clearly, regardless of
the parish school’s involvement, this Christ-centred
parish version of The Wednesday Word provides an
excellent way for all parishioners to prepare themselves prayerfully
for the proclamation of the following Sunday Gospel.
The Wednesday Word
parish version is free of charge and can be distributed as
a double sided stand-alone leaflet. Alternatively, one or
both sides of the resource can be quite easily printed on
to the bulletin. To obtain a parish version of The Wednesday
Word simply download it from The Wednesday Word
parish resource tab on the menu bar which is situated at the
left hand side of this page (or click here).
Please take the time to
read about the principles and practicalities behind the primary
school mission by clicking here
and perusing the ‘PROJECT’ & ‘CONTENT’
FAQ sections which can be found on the school menu bar.
Thank you anticipation
for your prayer support
The Wednesday Word