Summer Formation Opportunity

May 27 – July 1, 2021  |  7 – 8:30 PM

This summer Scripture series, presented by Fr. Ray Clark and co-facilitators Dcn. Ken Bennett and Dcn. Brett Mills,  is free and open to anyone interested in learning about Scripture. It will run Thursday evenings from 7-8:30 PM, May 27 through July 1, 2021. These will be held via Zoom, with all sessions recorded. You only need to purchase a copy of Stephen Binz book titled, Introduction to the Bible: A Catholic Guide to Studying Scripture, for $10 in Owensboro at St. Maximilian Kolbe Catholic Books and Gifts at 1020 Halifax Drive Suite 101 or order through a company online. You are also encouraged to have a Catholic study Bible. We recommend Little Rock Catholic Study Bible which is also available through Liturgical Press.

  • Week 1:  Scripture as Story:  the culture of Jesus as a culture that tells stories
  • Weeks 2 and 3:  Paul and the letters:  the first writings of the New Testament
  • Weeks 4 and 5:  The Gospels of Mark, Matthew and Luke
  • Week 6:  The Gospel of John:  A Different kind of Gospel   

30 minutes of each class will be spent using Introduction to Scripture:  A Catholic Guide to Understanding Scripture to become familiar with the Bible and the Catholic perspective on Scripture.

This series is recognized by the Diocesan Office of Faith Formation for Continuing Education for 9 hours (4.5 Content, 4.5 Catechist).

Fr. Ray Clark is a native of Owensboro and was ordained in 1991. He has taught Scripture courses at Brescia since 2007 and substitutes in parishes around the diocese. He has a Masters in Scripture from Pontifical College Josephinum in Ohio as well as a Master of Divinity.


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