Week of the Word

The theme of this year’s Week of the Word is “We’ve never seen anything like this.” Inspired by the story of the healing of the paralyzed man who was forgiven and healed (Mark 2:1-12), this theme invites us to meditate on, understand and bear witness to God’s mercy, exploring its many facets in a variety of ways.

Numerous activities are organized throughout this period in French and English, in person and virtually. All free of charge. The program of activities is available in PDF format. Other activities may be added along the way. In addition, some of our partners, such as Socabi, have developed animation kits that are accessible to all (in French only).

The Saint-Jean-Longueuil diocese is the initiator of this week, which began in 2003. Since then, the dioceses of Chicoutimi, Joliette and Montreal have followed suit, in collaboration with the Canadian Bible Society, the Association de catéchèse biblique symbolique, Socabi (Société catholique de la bible) and the Société expo-bible du Québec.

You can learn more about the history of this Week of the Word by watching the video produced in 2012 by Sel et Lumière (in French only).