Presbyteral Day Registration

The Gospel of Mark in a New Key

Fr. Michael Patella, OSB

November 9, 2017

Fr. Michael Patella made his solemn profession as a monk of Saint John’s Abbey in 1989 and was ordained a priest in 1990.  He served as the chair of the Committee on Illumination and Text for The Saint John’s Bible.  He holds a License in Sacred Scripture from the Pontifical Biblical Institute in Rome and a Doctorate in Sacred Scripture from the École biblique et archéologique française in Jerusalem.  Fr. Michael is a professor of New Testament at Saint John’s University and teaches in its School of Theology and Seminary, where he also serves as the seminary rector and director of the Holy Land Studies program.  He has written in the area of Luke-Acts, Paul, Mark, and angels and demons.  His work, Word and Image: the Hermeneutics of The Saint John’s Bible (Liturgical Press, 2013), addresses the theology, art, and interpretation of The Saint John’s Bible.  He is currently writing on the Gospel of Luke for the Jerome Biblical Commentary, Fully Revised Edition.  Fr. Michael is a member of the Catholic Biblical Association and the Society of Biblical Literature.


10:00 AM     Welcome/Presentation

10:45 AM     Break

11:00 AM     Presentation

11:45 AM     Midday Prayer

12:00 PM     Lunch 

1:15-2 PM     Wrap-up Presentation

2:00 PM      Final Remarks

The cost to attend is $35.  The deadline to register is November 3, 2017. Please fill out the form below to register and pay online. If you do not want to register and pay online, you may download this paper registration form and mail it back to the diocese. Instructions are on the form.