Diocese Of Metuchen Offers Bible Scripture Series For Catholics

PISCATAWAY – The Diocese of Metuchen will resume its Fall-to-Spring adult faith formation series entitled, “The Bible: Root of our Catholic Faith.” Sponsored by the Diocesan Office of Catechesis, the eight-part program is designed to help Catholics better understand their biblical foundations and to explore Catholic beliefs, as found in – or as “rooted in” – Scripture.

The Very Rev. Sylvester Cronin, diocesan executive director of the Department of Stewardship and Development, will present the first session on Sept. 22. In his talk, entitled What the Bible Says About Stewardship, Fr. Cronin will address the misconception that stewardship is a relatively new concept that is simply a fundraising technique. He will explain how stewardship is actually a form of spirituality with biblical roots; it can be found in both the Hebrew Scriptures and the New Testament and its values can be applied to one’s everyday life.

The Bible series will run from September 2011 through May 2012, with the exception of November. Sessions will take place once a month on Thursdays from 7 to 9 p.m. at the St. John Neumann Pastoral Center in Piscataway. Participants are not required to attend all sessions.

With a different topic each month, Diocesan priests will serve as presenters in their individual areas of expertise. Upcoming topics include: What the Bible Says About Mary, What the Bible Says About the Birth of Christ, What the Bible Says About the Marginalized, What the Bible Says About Creation/Science, What the Bible Says About Following Christ, What the Bible Says About Music, What the Bible Says About Peace.

The program is free and is open to all who want to know more about biblical tradition as it relates to Bible Scripture, and especially is intended as a resource for those who are involved in their parish ministries including: deacons, RCIA candidates and sponsors, evangelization and adult faith formation teams, catechists and parish catechetical leaders, Catholic school teachers, young adults, youth ministers, pastoral council members and liturgical ministers.

For more information, visit www.diometuchen.org or contact the Office of Catechesis at 1-732- 562-1990, ext. 1310 or catechesis@diometuchen.org.

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