With the slogan, September is Bible Month, the Diocese of Roseau launched a series of instructions on the Bible to encourage the people of God to pray the Bible, to listen more attentively to dialogue on the Bible in families and community groups, and to discern the voice of the Spirit for our times. In short, to celebrate the life-giving Word of God.
These instructions are given in the form of radio talks on the diocesan Dominica Catholic Radio, 96.1FM while they are simultaneously streamed on the Facebook pages of Dominica Catholic Radio and the Diocese of Roseau.
The directors of the Diocesan Pastoral Center, Msgr William John-Lewis and Sr Lorraine Royer ICM have taken up the challenge to promote the Bible through these one-hour sessions (10.30–11.30 a.m.) aired twice a week every Monday and Wednesday.
The first of these sessions was a general background on the Bible and tried to answer the question: What is the Bible? The subsequent programmes will include an overview of the Old Testament, the Hebrew Scriptures with specific reference to the Pentateuch (Torah), the Prophetic Literature (Nebi’im) and the Wisdom Literature (Ketubim) including the Historical Books and the Deuteo-canonicals.
In exploring the New Testament, there will be programmes on the Gospels and the Acts of the Apostles, the Pauline Corpus, the Catholic Epistles, and the Book of Revelation.
Ultimately, the diocese’s vision for disseminating the Word of God is that the knowledge and appreciation of the Bible can be afforded to every member of every community of the Diocese.