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Opening of the Year of the Bible

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The First Sunday of Advent marked the beginning of the Year of the Bible organized by the Catholic Biblical Federation. The Daughters of St. Paul accepted the invitation of Fr. Abel Njeri, sdb, to animate the Eucharistic Celebrations launching that event in Mary Help of Christians parish, of which he is the pastor.

In addition to the enthronement of the Bible in the Sanctuary, accompanied by dances and songs, Fr. Abel blessed the readers and the other members of the laity who carry out liturgical ministries in the parish community, saying that he hoped these collaborators would continue to boldly and faithfully fulfill the ministry God has entrusted to them.

In their animations, the Daughters of St. Paul, known to all the parishioners as “the Apostles of the Word,” joyfully sowed the following reflection of Blessed James Alberione among the people: “If the Bible is a divine book,” our Founder said, “then let us make sure it remains such. Let us not simply place the Word of God on a bookshelf, as if it were just any other book. Instead, let us give it the place of honor in our house, alongside the crucifix, where everyone can see it, read it and kiss it. How wonderful it is to see the Book of the Gospel on the altar!”