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  Headteachers, Teachers and Governers - Keypoints  

Spreading the Sunday Gospel to families through primary schools and enriching the Home, School & Parish partnership.


Jesus Christ

The Wednesday Word Sunday scripture & prayer resource is unique. It:

  • complements and supports the RE already provided in schools, and has minimal impact on school administration - implementation and distribution are simple

  • aims to contribute to drawing families more closely into the life of the Church through creating a new form of relationship between the Church and what statistics tell us is as much as 80% of all Catholic school parents who do not currently appear to be practising or enquiring about the Catholic faith

  • promotes, upholds and enhances the Catholic ethos of Catholic schools. In this way it also acts as a regular, ‘gentle’ reminder both to all parents and carers about their responsibilities to support the school’s ethos, and also to lapsed Catholic parents in particular about the promises they made at their child’s baptism. The Wednesday Word also acts as a regular, indirect invitation to join the Church family at the celebration of the Eucharist throughout the time that the family is connected to the school

  • assists churchgoing school families to prepare for the proclamation of the Gospel at Sunday Mass through praying and discussing the Gospel together. This new weekly prayer custom in the home is also an effective way to help parents transmit the faith to their children

  • regularly spreads the Gospel to school parents, regardless of any professed faith or lack of it

  • is an effective starting point that helps avoid awkwardness in the many families where the tradition of coming together in prayer and reflection appear to have lapsed. The Wednesday Word aims to help all school families to develop Christ-centred relationships in the home - a proven way of reducing family breakdown

  • assists Christian unity in the homes of mixed denomination families by encouraging and enabling them to pray together

  • is based on the parable of the Sower and the Seed. The Seed is the Word. Sometimes the Word will be rejected or ignored. But sometimes the Word will “bring in a spiritual harvest of thirty, and sixty, and a hundredfold”

  • is a missionary initiative for our time which aims to serve the Church and bring Glory to God, but needs your support. Will you help to spread The Wednesday Word?




"Imagine a sower going out to sow. Some seeds fell on rich soil and produced their crop, some a hundredfold, some sixty, some thirty."

Matt 13:3 & 8