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The God Who Speaks

The God Who Speaks: The Year of the Word


"You are holding something in your hands: a book that is like fire! A book through which God speaks.”

- Pope Francis


This year, 2020, is the 10th anniversary of Verbum Domini – Pope Benedict XVI’s Apostolic Exhortation on ‘The Word of the Lord’ and the 1,600 anniversary of St Jerome’s death. These dates have inspired the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of England and Wales to dedicate 2020 as a year of focus on the Bible and ‘The God Who Speaks’.


The official launch of The God Who Speaks – The Year of the Word was on 30th September 2019 on the feast of St. Jerome, although the ‘year’ officially started on Sunday 1st December 2019, the first Sunday of Advent and the beginning of the Church's Liturgical Year, which we celebrated by making Bambinelli's for our Mass in school.


The Official Prayer for The God Who Speaks 


Living God,

you walk alongside us and speak to us throughout the Scriptures.
Your Son, Jesus Christ, listens to our hopes and fears and shows us how to live for one another.
Send us the Holy Spirit to open our hearts and minds so that we may be your witnesses throughout the world.



Your word is our path and your truth is our light.
This day and every day


Our Lady of the Annunciation
Pray for us

St Matthew
Pray for us

St Jerome
Pray for us


LEGO Vocations Competition

Bambinelli Blessing

All of our children from Nursery to Year 6 have been very busy making their own baby Jesus. This is to keep with the Italian tradition where every Italian child makes a baby Jesus to be blessed by the Pope on Gaudete Sunday (3rd Sunday of Advent). Father Noel blessed all of our amazing babies at our wonderfully spiritual Christmas Carol Service, where our children read, prayed and sang beautifully.