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
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.
Parish Priest, St Austin's