Speak in the Light

Join Catholics throughout the Diocese of Dallas this Lent to break open Scripture, encounter Jesus in the Word, and share faith in Catholic community.

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.

  • Video 1:  Old Testament Overview- Mark Hart
  • Video 2: New Testament Overview– Mark Hart
  • Video 3: Catholic approach to scripture and liturgical connection to scripture - Kevin Saunders (Phoenix Bible School)
  • Video 4: Lectio Divina– Fr. Dempsey Acosta
  • No video: I Can Speak in the Light session

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.

American Bible Society

 

 

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

For More Information

Please contact Kevin Prevou, Associate Director of Adult Faith Formation, at (214) 379-2848 or
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Parish Leader Resources

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  English

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  English  New 2/14/2018

All Participant Handouts for Speak in the Light  English  New 2/15/2018

Leader Guides and Handouts for Speak in the Light sessions

Speak in the Light Leader Overview English

Hablen en la Luz Resumen del líder  New 2/12/2018

Handout A1: Beginning My Lenten Patterns

Material de Estudio A1: Beginning My Lenten Patterns 

 

Handout A2: 
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.

DOWNLOAD FULL-SIZED PDF

Material de Estudio A2: Oraciones Familiares Coming soon!

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

Find the videos for Sessions 1,2, and 3 at:

Session 1, 2, 3 Videos

Handouts Session 1, 2,3

Hablen en la Luz Guía del Líder  New 2/12/2018

Los videos para sesiones 1, 2 y 3 se estan aqui: 

Videos para sesiones 1, 2 y 3

Material de Estudio para sesiones 1, 2 y 3 New 2/12/2018

Session 4 Lectio Divina English

Session 4 Lectio Divina English

 

Handout 4a:  Lectio Divina Practice Option 1 New 2/9/2018

Handout 4a: Lectio Divina Practice Option 1 New 2/9/2018

Handout 4b: Lectio Divina Practice Option 2  New 2/9/2018

Handout 4b: Lectio Divina Practice Option 2 New 2/9/2018

Handout 4c

This is the Lectio Divina pamphlet from the American Bible Society (click on the PDF symbol to download and print) or put a link on your webpage where they can easily find it).

DOWNLOAD FULL-SIZED PDF

Sesión 4: Lectio Divina Spanish coming soon!

Material de Estudio 4a: Lectio Divina Práctica  Coming soon!

Material de Estudio 4b: Lectio Divina Práctica  Coming soon!

Material de Estudio 4c: Invitación a orar con la "Lectio Divina" New 2/9/2018

Session 5 I Can Speak in the Light English 

Session 5 I Can Speak in the Light English 

Sesión 5: Puedo Hablar en la Luz  Coming soon!

Material de Estudio 5: Puedo Hablar en la Luz Coming soon!

 

Speak in the Light Participant Online Survey English

Speak in the Light Survey Hard Copy English

Encuesta de Hablen en la Luz Coming soon!

 


Helpful tools for Leaders 

Speak in the Light Parish Leader Packet

Speak in the Light Parish Leader Packet

PCL Letter - Speak in the Light

Speak in the Light Logo (PNG)

Speak in the Light Information Flyer English  

Speak in the Light Information Flyer Spanish

Speak in the Light Leader's Guide incomplete English 

Sample Bulletin Announcements for Speak in the Light English 

Social Media Graphics (click to view and download)