Year of the World

Journey with Matthew

The Year of the Word: 30th September 2019 – 31st December 2020

The Catholic Bishops’ Conference of England and Wales have designated 2020 as 'The God Who Speaks': A Year of the Word to celebrate the 10th anniversary of Verbum Domini - Pope Benedict XVI’s Apostolic Exhortation on ‘The Word of the Lord’, and the 1600th anniversary of death of St Jerome, who translated the Bible into Latin.’
2020 will be a year of celebrating, living and sharing God's word, through a range of events, activities and resources, available across the Diocese of Westminster.
We are invited to listen afresh to the word of God, and to proclaim it afresh in the Church and the World.


This is what we will be covering through the school based on The Year of the Word:

The Prologue and Jesus’ Birth and Significance: (Nursery)The Nativity

  • The Nativity
  • Three Wise Men

The Kingdom of Heaven is Announced: (Reception & Year 1)

  • John Baptises Jesus
  • Simon Peter, Andrew, James and John
  • The Lord’s Prayer
  • The Golden Rule

Signs of the Kingdom: (Year 2 & 3)

  • Jesus Heals the Blind Man
  • Jesus Sends His Disciples
  • Come to me all who are weary
  • Parable of the Mustard Seed

The Church, the first fruits of the Kingdom of Heaven: (Year 4)

  • Feeding of the Five Thousand
  • Jesus is Transfigured

The Coming of the Kingdom of Heaven: (Year 5)

  • Jesus Blesses the Little Children
  • The Entry into Jerusalem
  • Parable of the Wedding Feast

The Passion and Resurrection: (Year 6)

  • Jesus and the Eucharist
  • Jesus is Crucified and Buried
  • Women Find the Empty Tomb

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