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  Headteachers, Teachers and Governers - Project FAQs  
 

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

Headteacher Asks... Project FAQ

1. WHAT IS THE WEDNESDAY WORD?
2. WHY THE WEDNESDAY WORD?
3. WHY SEND THE WEDNESDAY WORD THROUGH SCHOOL?
4. WHY SEND IT OUT ON A WEDNESDAY?
5. WILL THIS BE ANOTHER BURDEN FOR SCHOOL ADMINISTRATION?
6. WHEN AND HOW CAN WE IMPLEMENT THE WEDNESDAY WORD?
7. HOW DO WE ORDER THE WEDNESDAY WORD?

 
What is THE WEDNESDAY WORD?

The Wednesday Word promotes a new, weekly, family custom where families are encouraged to remove distractions (e.g. computer games, TV, etc.) for a short time each week, and gather together to talk. The focus of conversation is guided by the new, family-friendly, double-sided A4 Wednesday Word resource.

The Wednesday Word contains the coming Sunday Gospel along with quick, easy to read, contemporary, ‘bite-sized Catholic material which carries an imprimatur. It is simple to do and has proved extremely effective in practice.

The primary school version of The Wednesday Word seeks to encourage and enable even the busiest of parents to enrich relationships with their children and with each other, through spending a very special weekly, 10-15 minute Family Time together. The Wednesday Word also aims to inspire and enable parents and carers to think seriously about God and the love that Jesus Christ and his Church offers them.

The Family Time custom is discussion-based and designed to be suitable for families with primary school children of all ages. The suggested Family Time theme (or ‘word’) for each week is taken from the Gospel of the subsequent Sunday or from the liturgical season. In this way it supports the RE already provided by our schools, whilst harmonising with the parish liturgy.

The Wednesday Word has been extensively trialled and has proved to be extremely successful in helping both churched and unchurched families feel closer to God and foster a closer family unit. Please see the many family testimonies on this website.

 

Fr Timothy Swinglehurst
Parish Priest, St Austin's

Dannie Firth
Foundation Governor

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

"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