CBS Events

Sunday, March 15, 2020

Pastoral Center, 467 Bloomfield Ave., Bloomfield

12:00 p.m. - 12:25 p.m. Sign In and Light Refreshments

12:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. Presentations

Presented by: Dr. Brian Schmisek


The Apostles' Creed is the most ancient statement of the Christian faith still in regular use in the church today. Children are taught to memorize it, anyone who prays the Rosary says it at the beginning of each set of mysteries, and it remains one of the basic prayers in the Catholic canon. Yet where did it come from, what does it actually mean, and why are we called to believe it? Dr. Brian Schmisek will be with us to engage what the church calls the twelve "articles" of the Apostles' Creed and to explore their meaning for a twenty-first century faith. We'll examine the scriptural roots of each article and punctuate that with questions designed to elicit and share faith. Our time together will connect scripture and the Creed to lived faith today.



All are invited. Advance registration is required.

Please register here by March 1st.

To print a flyer, download the PDF here.


No charge. A free-will offering will be accepted. CBS students in their second, third and fourth years of study must register and are required to attend.


Contact BJ Daly Horell at


Disability is a daily reality for many of us either in our own lives or in our circle of family and friends. The same was true in the ancient world and more and more scholars are reading the Bible from the lens of disability awareness. We will come together to explore the religious, social, and cultural background behind the Bible’s depictions of disability and the ways those depictions have shaped Jewish and Christian views of disability. In this presentation we will examine relevant passages from Scripture and consider what they tell us about disability in the biblical world and our own.

Dr. Andrew R. Davis is a native of Raleigh, North Carolina, where he first discovered his love of ancient languages in Mrs. Morton’s seventh-grade Latin class. He continued studying classics at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and did graduate theological studies at the Weston Jesuit School of Theology and Johns Hopkins University, including a year as Kress Fellow at the Albright Institute of Archaeological Research in Jerusalem. Dr. Davis is currently an Associate Professor of the Old Testament at Boston College. His interest in disability and the Bible was inspired by raising a son with Down Syndrome. Davis lives with his wife in Natick, MA.

All are welcome. There is no charge for this event.
Click here to register by April 13, 2020
A snow date has not been scheduled.

For more information, contact:
BJ Daly Horell, Archdiocesan Director of the Catholic Biblical School