Biblical Apostolate

The aim of the Biblical Apostolate is to offer opportunities for all to read and engage with the Bible as a life giving encounter with God, leading to a deeper lived relationship with God. 

“Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path.” Psalm 119:105

For Christians, the Bible is more than a collection of ancient stories. It is not a static document, but a living text which continues to speak to us today.

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Exploring the Word - A 2-page guide each week for reflecting on the Scriptures from the Archdiocese of Melbourne, especially suitable for use in RCIA.

The aim of the Biblical Apostolate in the Diocese of Broken Bay is to offer opportunities for all to read and engage with the Bible as a life giving encounter with God, leading to a deeper lived relationship with God. All are encouraged to grow in knowledge and understanding of sacred Scripture, and in applying Scripture to everyday life.

The Diocese of Broken Bay is an associate member of the Catholic Biblical Federation.  


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Broken Bay Bible Conference 2017


'The Gospel of Matthew: Journey into Discipleship'

Friday / Saturday 6-7 October 2017


Presented by: Rev Dr Chris Monaghan CP and Dr Debra Snoddy, with pariticipation by Bishop David L. Walker and Bishop Peter A Comensoli

As we explore the Jewish-Christian tapestry of Matthew’s Gospel, we discover again for ourselves who we are really called to be. Why are we called? To whom are we sent? Matthew will be the guide on our journey into discipleship.

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Meeting Christ in the Scriptures

The Scriptures are a privileged place of coming to know Jesus’ life, mission, death and Resurrection. The Gospels give us portraits of Jesus that allow us to see different dimensions of who Jesus is; and the New Testament, in turn, draws on themes present throughout the Old Testament which further inform our understanding.
In addition, as we read the Scriptures, we are drawn into a conversation and a place of encounter with Christ that transforms us. This course reflects on meeting Christ in our sacred Scriptures and emphasises who Christ is for us, thereby inviting a deeper relationship with Jesus, God made flesh.

Presenters: Pina Bernard & David Patterson, Catholic Life & Faith Formation

Date: Session 1: Thursday 20 July 2017; Session 2: Thursday 27 July 2017
Time: 10:30am – 12:30pm
Venue: Bishop Barry Room, Our Lady of Dolours Parish, 94 Archer Street, Chatswood

Date: Session 1: Tuesday 25 July 2017; Session 2: Tuesday 1 August 2017
Time: 10:30am – 12:30pm
Venue: Parish Centre, Our Lady of the Rosary Parish, 239-243 The Entrance Road, The Entrance

Date: Session 1: Wednesday 26 July 2017; Session 2: Wednesday 2 August 2017
Time: 7:00pm – 9:00pm
Venue: School Hall, St Kevin’s Catholic Primary School, 57-59 Oaks Avenue, Dee Why

RSVP: or call Colleen 4332 9825 / 9847 0448


Download event flyer [PDF/390KB]

Bible Society Celebrates 200 Years

In March 2017, the Bible Society celebrated 200 years of sharing the Bible, and is Australia’s longest-living organisation.

For further information on the events planned, please visit

Centre for Christian Spirituality - Corinthians 1 & 2

Presented by Bishop David Walker, this program offers a reflective insight into the Epistle with a view to living its message in our daily lives. 
Dates: July 18th 25th;  August 1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd, 29th

Contact the Centre.

Scripture Reflections 

Weekly video reflections are offered by the Centre for Christian Spirituality. These short videos offer the text of the Gospel, a commentary, space for personal reflection and a conversation regarding application of the Gospel to our lives.

Access the resource a the Centre for Christian Spirituality Page.  

Living Biblically in a Secular World

Archbishop Mark Coleridge presents a formation series on the Bible, showing how the Scriptures offer insight and wisdom into the contemporary issues we experience today, and the capacity of God’s word to transform our lives. In 2016, the topics focus on Mercy in the Scriptures. View lectures. 

Families and the Bible

At the Faith and Families Forums held in March 2015, a workshop was held to discuss ways in which parishes can assist families in engaging with the Bible. The handout from this workshop can be downloaded from the Children and Scripture page.

Resources on Mark's Gospel

A list of resources on Mark’s Gospel is available from the Bible Study page.


Biblical Apps

So many Biblical resources are now available for tablets and smartphones that it can be hard to work out exactly what is offered. This guide has been put together to help sort through the details. Consider downloading some of these for easy access to the Bible. For other suggestions on Apps, please visit

John's Gospel Conference Presentations Online

The presentations from the 2014 Broken Bay Bible Conference “The Gospel of John – Joy Made Complete” are available online.  View Presentations 


Bible Reading Plans

Below are some plans and ideas which offer an opportunity to begin a new habit of reading the Bible.


50th Anniversary of Dei Verbum 1965 – 2015

2015 marked the 50th anniversary of the Second Vatican Council’s Dogmatic Constitution on Divine Revelation which speaks about the revelation of God’s word through Scripture, Tradition and Church teaching. Read this document at the Documents Page

“For the words of God, expressed in human language, have been made like human discourse, just as the word of the eternal Father, when He took to Himself the flesh of human weakness, was in every way made like men.” (DV 11)

  • “The Living Word” is a project undertaken to mark the 50th anniversary of Dei Verbum as a joint partnership of America Magazine and the American Bible Society. A series of articles and videos are available.

For enquiries on the Biblical Aposolate in the Diocese of Broken Bay, please contact:

Pina Bernard
Executive Officer, Biblical Apostolate Committee
Telephone: 9847 0474


Catholic Diocese of
Broken Bay

Building 2, 423 Pennant Hills Road
Pennant Hills NSW 2120

PO Box 340
Pennant Hills NSW 1715

Phone 02 9847 0000
Fax 02 9847 0001

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