The Catholic Biblical School of Michigan (CBSM) and the Diocese of Lansing will be offering its exciting Scripture Study at Church of the Resurrection, Lansing, beginning this fall. Whether you have been a long-time student of the Scriptures or are a beginner, this four-year curriculum will provide an in-depth study of the entire Bible. CBSM provides devoted and experienced faculty with graduate degrees in Catholic theology who will guide students through lectures, small-group discussions, and coursework. Classes will meet weekly on Monday evenings, 7:00 – 9:00pm from September to May and will cost $580 a year plus textbooks.
To learn more, plan to attend one of the Information Nights at the Church of the Resurrection Parish Hall, 127 Rumsey Ave., Lansing, at 7:00pm, July 6 or August 10. For more information, call Deacon Jack Gardner, Director of CBSM, 313-274-4500.or visit http://www.cbsmich.org .
The Office of Catechesis supports and implements policies for religious education carried out in Catholic schools and parish religious education programs of the Diocese of Lansing. It is committed to all catechetical ministries, offered to both adults and students, which have as their goal a deepened faith and a more profound understanding of the person of Christ (Pope John Paul II, Apostolic Exhortation Catechesi Tradendae, 5).
The aim of catechesis is not simply to instruct, but to form people as Christian disciples and bring them to lifelong communion with Jesus Christ. The Diocesan Office of Catechesis accomplishes this mission through efforts in three areas:
Forming and supporting more than 3,000 catechetical leaders
Religious education programs
Catechetical programs for 34,000 children and adolescents
Forming catechists for their mission to spread the good news
The priorities of the Diocesan Office of Catechesis are:
• To ensure that the Catechism of the Catholic Church is incorporated into all catechesis.
• The formation and certification of directors of religious education, teachers and catechists to reflect the importance of the four pillars of the Catechism (Creed, Sacraments, Commandments, Prayer).
• A comprehensive evaluation of religious education texts with respect to their doctrinal content and appropriate pedagogical methodology.
• The continued support and development of all those engaged in passing on the Catholic faith to the newest generation of believers.
Elementary religion curriculum
Catechist formation in the Diocese of Lansing
Jackson Vicariate (March 21, 2015, St Rita, Clarklake)
Lenawee/Hillsdale Vicariate (March 21, 2015, St Rita, Clarklake)
National Catechetical Sunday
National Catechetical Sunday, designated by the U.S. Catholic Bishops as the third Sunday in September each year, is set aside as an opportunity for all the baptized to rededicate themselves to the mission of handing on the faith and being a witness to the Gospel.
(duration of all sessions is 3 hours)