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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Lanky Guys The Word on the Hill  - Fr Peter Mussett and Dr Scott Powell break open each of the upcoming Sunday Scriptures in this engaging podcast. Recorded each Friday.

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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Lent lectio divina Program 2018


The Diocese of Broken Bay Lenten program for 2018 is titled “Lifted Up” and takes us on a 6-week journey of lectio divina, a practice of reading Scripture that is prayerful and transformative.

The Lifted Up booklet comprises Lenten reflections by:

Rev Dr David Ranson VG (Vicar General, Diocese of Broken Bay)

Ashleigh Green (Australian Youth Delegate to Rome to prepare for the 2018 Youth Synod),

as well as added reflections for Ash Wednesday and Easter Sunday, offered by Most Rev David Walker.

Accompanying the booklets is an audio CD, filled with prayerful Taizé music and recordings of the texts and reflections to further enhance the Lenten experience. Also included is a bonus Guided Meditation track which concludes the lectio divina prayer.

The Lifted Up booklet and CD can be purchased at $5/book and $5/CD, for orders over 5 booklets, with postage additional.
Parishes of the Diocese of Broken Bay should please contact us regarding diocesan arrangements.

For enquries and orders, please email or contact Pina Bernard on 9847 0474 

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Broken Bay Bible Conference 2018 


Friday / Saturday 27-28 July 2018


Presented by: Rev Dr Nicholas King SJ, Lecturer University of Oxford, and Dr Catherine Playoust, Lecturer Catholic Theological College Melbourne, on the topic of St Paul. 

Bible Sunday 22 July 2018

Bible Sunday is celebrated each year on the 4th Sunday in July.




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

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. View lectures. 


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

Other Biblical Apostolate Videos

Please visit our Youtube Channel playlist for these videos:



  • The Significance of the Torah to the Jewish People - Rabbi Gad Krebs
  • Torah Study for Christians with Rabbi Gad Krebs. Book of Numbers Chapters 20 & 22
  • Old Testament Worldview - Dr Antoinette Collins
  • Old Testament Overview - Dr Antoinette Collins
  • St Paul - Fr Michael Fallon MSC
  • Listening to the Word of God and Praying the Scriptures - Fr David Ranson 

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. 


“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.

Biblical Documents 

There are a number of key documents that outline the importance of Sacred Scripture and the Church's understanding of God's word.




The Bible Reborn: Rediscovering the Riches of Scripture by Dianne Bergant

Bible Reading Plans

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



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

Pina Bernard
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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