Who says Catholics aren’t interested in Scripture!
Back on June 26, the Archdiocesan Catechetical Office, the American Bible Society and the Fordham University Graduate School of Religion and Religious Education sponsored the New York Catholic Bible Summit at Fordham’s Lincoln Center campus in Manhattan. Our hope was that adults, especially those who provide faith formation in their parishes, would enjoy meeting some of the best Scripture scholars in the country. Well, everyone liked the day so much and we received so many requests for more of the same, that there will be a Second Annual New York Catholic Bible Summit in June 2011.
The Summit continues to provide insights and resources. In his workshop, Dr. John Pilch, Adjunct Assistant Professor of Biblical Literature in the Department of Theology at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C., suggested a wonderful site for reading and reflecting on the passages from Scripture used in the Sunday readings: “The Center for Liturgy at St. Louis University: Sunday Website.” It is available in English and Spanish.
Many people profess to have trouble understanding the proclaimed readings and that’s a shame. One should not have to bury one’s head in a missalette while the Word of God is being spoken. With this St. Louis University site, you can take some time during the week to familiarize yourself with the upcoming Sunday readings.
And there’s more to the site, including spirituality resources, music, and in-depth explanations of the readings from renowned Scripture scholars.
Whether you simply come to Mass on Sunday or you have a role (lector, musician, member of the liturgy committee) in the Sunday liturgies in your parish, do visit liturgy.slu.edu