Bringing Home the Word is a lectionary-based, electronically delivered resource for individuals, families and parish groups. The two-page handout is designed to be easily printed or emailed to members of your parish. Also, you are able to cut and paste as much or as little of the text as you’d like*—to print in your bulletins or parish newsletters, or to post on your Web site or Facebook page. Use the content as many ways as you like!* A subscription to Bringing Home the Word is a flexible, easy-to-use and inexpensive way to provide valuable insights on Sunday’s readings to your parishioners.
In Each Issue
Each week, the readings for Sunday and the week following are listed for your reference. The main article relates the Sunday Gospel to our lives today. “Sunday Best” relates to some aspect of our Catholic identity, usually focused on Sunday. “The Home Church” offers a faith-filled reflection and an activity for families, and the “Prayer” can be used as a table blessing or in a small group meeting. The “Reflection Questions” provide thought-provoking questions that encourage discussion among families and other parish groups.
How to Use It
You have the option to print and reproduce the PDFs, email the PDFs or use bits and pieces of the issue wherever you would like*—in your bulletin, newsletter, Web site or social media. So, print and distribute copies to parishioners, email them to catechists, pull out “The Home Church” and print it in your bulletin, post the “Prayer” on your Facebook page—it’s all up to you. Use it one way or use it every way!*
When You Subscribe
You will receive an email containing links to PDFs of the next month’s issues of Bringing Home the Word. You may download files for each Sunday individually or you may download one file that includes all the Sundays for the entire month. The links will work until the end of the month in which they are to be used.
Get a Sample!
Click here to view a sample issue.
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*Do I have to give credit when using my subscription to Bringing Home the Word?
For electronic uses, please give credit by linking to our Web site: bringinghometheword.org. For print uses, simply reference Bringing Home the Word with the issue month and year.