Catechetical Services of the Diocese of Dallas, in collaboration with the American Bible Society, would like to invite every parish to consider participating in Speak in the Light (Matt. 10:27), a Lenten Scripture Journey.
Participants in the program will receive a Bible with a personalized dedication from Bishop Burns. The program includes a weekly video segment and faith sharing session (one hour), designed to help break open Scripture, encounter Jesus in the Word, and share faith during Lent. The program is available in both English and Spanish.
There is no cost to parishes to participate! When we receive your order, you will receive, before Ash Wednesday, links for the video components, PDF’s of the weekly process questions and the “I Can Speak in the Light” complete final session (which you can use the week before Easter week or the week after Easter). Additionally, you can order a FREE Bible for each participant, in English or Spanish, with a dedication from Bishop Burns - while our supplies last. So…order early!
Simply click on the link below to submit your order. You will be asked for the name of your parish, name and contact information of the person filling out the form, name of the person(s) that will be leading the small faith-sharing group(s), the number of people you expect will participate, and the number of bibles you need for participants in English and/or Spanish. The Catholic English language bible is the latest approved New American Bible revised edition. The Catholic Spanish language Bible is Dios Habla Hoy.
Note: This sign-up is for parish groups not individuals. If you are a parishioner, please contact your parish leader or pastor to participate.
We are deeply grateful to the American Bible Society for partnering with us on this Lenten Bible Journey. The Mission of the American Bible Society (ABS) is: "Making the Bible available to every person in a language and format each can understand and afford, so all people may experience its life-changing message." The Bibles with a dedication from Bishop Burns that are available to every participant in English or Spanish, are a gift from ABS. Additionally we would like to thank Mike Carotta and the staff of ABS for the amazing work they did to create the videos, leader guide and user guide for Sessions 1, 2 and 3.
Speak in the Light Parish Order Form
Please contact Kevin Prevou, Associate Director of Adult Faith Formation, at (214) 379-2848 or
If you want all of the Session Guides and Handouts in one place, click on the Manual link below.
Speak in the Light Leader Manual (PDF) English
Guía para el Líder Hablar a plena Luz (PDF) Spanish
If you want to print all of the handouts at one time, click on the link below.
All Participant Handouts for Speak in the Light (PDF) English Updated 2/23/2018
Todos volantes de participantes Hablar a plena Luz (PDF) Spanish Updated 2/23/2018
Speak in the Light Leader Overview English
Handout A1: Beginning My Lenten Patterns
This is a resource from the USCCB for Lent. Give families that participate in Speak in the Light a copy or put a link on your webpage where they can easily find it.
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Hablar a plena Luz Resumen del líder (Word)
Hablar a plena Luz Resumen del líder (PDF)
Volante A1: Empezar Nuevos Modos durante la Cuaresma (Word)
Volante A1: Empezar Nuevos Modos durante la Cuaresma (PDF)
Volante A2: Orar en familia (Word)
Volante A2: Orar en familia (PDF)
NOTE: The Session Guides and Handouts in Word format are there to enable you to customize these particular sessions the way you want them.
Leader Guide for Sessions 1, 2, and 3 English (PDF)
Handouts Session 1, 2, 3 (PDF)
Session 1, 2, 3 Videos
Hablar a plena Luz Guía para el Líder (Word)
Hablar a plena Luz Guía para el Líder (PDF)
Volantes para la sesiones 1, 2 y 3 (Word)
Volantes para la sesiones 1, 2 y 3 (PDF)
Videos para sesiones 1, 2 y 3
Session 4 Leader Guide: Lectio Divina English (Word)
Session 4 Leader Guide: Lectio Divina English (PDF)
Handout 4a: Lectio Divina Practice Option 1 (Word)
Handout 4a: Lectio Divina Practice Option 1 (PDF)
Handout 4b: Lectio Divina Practice Option 2 (Word)
Handout 4b: Lectio Divina Practice Option 2 (PDF)
Handout 4c: (PDF) This is the Lectio Divina pamphlet from the American Bible Society (click on the button to download and print or put a link on your webpage where they can easily find it).
Sesión 4 Guía para el Líder: Lectio Divina Spanish (Word)
Sesión 4 Guía para el Líder: Lectio Divina (PDF)
Volante 4a: Lectio Divina Práctica (PDF)
Volante 4b: Lectio Divina Práctica (PDF)
Volante 4c: Invitación a orar con la "Lectio Divina" (PDF)
Session 5 I Can Speak in the Light English (Word)
Session 5 I Can Speak in the Light English (PDF)
Handout 5: I Can Speak in the Light (Word)
Handout 5: I Can Speak in the Light (PDF)
Sesion 5: Yo Puedo Hablar a Plena Luz
Volante 5: Yo Puedo Hablar a Plena Luz
Speak in the Light Participant Online Survey
Speak in the Light Survey Hard Copy English (PDF)
Hablar a plena Luz encuesta en línea de la Jornada Cuaresmal con la Escritura
Hablar a plena Luz Encuesta de la Jornada Cuaresmal con la Escritura (PDF)
Speak in the Light Parish Leader Packet (Word)
Speak in the Light Parish Leader Packet (PDF)
PCL Letter - Speak in the Light (Word)
Speak in the Light Logo (PNG)
Speak in the Light Information Flyer English (Word)
Speak in the Light Information Flyer Spanish (Word)
Sample Bulletin Announcements for Speak in the Light English (Word)
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