Friday, October 14, 2016

Advanced Year - A Scheduling Change

CBS 300 at the Caritas Christi Center in Hamden (Fr. Murasso's class) will follow a modified schedule for October and November. Here are the details:

  • October 19, 2016, 6:30-9:00 pm - Class is in session (extended time frame).
  • October 26, 2016, 6:30-9:00 pm - Class is in session (extended time frame).
  • November 2, 2016 - No class meeting
  • November 9, 2016 - No class meeting
  • November 16, 2016, 6:30-9:00 pm - Class is in session (extended time frame).

Beginning after Thanksgiving, classes will be in session as originally scheduled.

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Important Notice for All CBS 200 Students

Please note the following schedule change for Year 2 (Red workbook) classes in Manchester and North Haven classes

Wednesdays, Manchester
10/19 -- Class in session as usual
10/26 -- No class meeting in Manchester
11/2 -- Extended class meeting, 9:00-Noon

Thursdays, North Haven
10/20 -- No class meeting in North Haven
10/27 -- Class in session as usual
11/3 -- Extended class meeting, 6:00-9:00 pm

You will want to make note of these changes, if you anticipate visiting any of these classes in the upcoming weeks.

Thursday, October 6, 2016

Here's What Students Are Saying...

...about our Opening Scripture Days!

 "I learned so much last year.... Now I feel I as if can't learn enough! I am so excited to get started."
"I really appreciate how the Bible School (sic) allows for the group faith sharing which brings us closer together."
"Mass was beautiful."
"The day was wonderful and uplifting." 

...about our presenters!

The presenter "speaks from a love of the Scriptures. He really brought Paul to life!"'
"An inspirational teacher!"
Our presenter carried an enthusiasm.... Hearing the ideas was a joy and a confirmation of so many of my thoughts!"
"Superb! Great kick-off to the course." 

Treatment of the Prophet of the Lord: A Matter of Life and Death

A CBS Biblical Conference
October 15, 2016, 9:00-3:00 (8:30 “coffee and”)

This conference will offer a literary and pastoral interpretation of the story of Elijah and the son of the widow and its function in the larger narrative of Elijah and the reservation and restoration of rain (commonly referred to as the contest with the prophets of Baal).

In contrast to the suggestion of one scholar that this story “could be omitted from its context without any damage to the whole,” we will consider the story of Elijah and the son of the widow as the interpretive key to the larger restoration of rain narrative. In contrast to some historical critical approaches to the text, this conference will focus on the contribution literary criticism, specifically understood as close reading, makes to our understanding and appreciation of the biblical text.

More Information and Registration

  • Presenter: Br. Robert Moriarty, PhD; Director, Pastoral Department of Small Christian Communities
  • Location: St. Thomas Seminary, Bloomfield
  • Date and Time: October 15, 2016, 9:00-3:00 (8:30 “coffee and”)
  • Fee: $15.00 (includes lunch)
  • Advance Registration Required by October 7
  • Co-sponsored by Small Christian Communities Pastoral Department
  • Click here to register: .

All are welcome.