Cover the foundational books of the Old and New Testaments

Each week we’ll read the Bible and allow God’s Word to guide us in the life of a Catholic missionary disciple, studying 14 books of the Old Testament and 16 books of the New Testament.

Engaging teachers, Cathryn Torgerson (Westland Location) and Inshal Chenet (Pinckney/Dexter/AA Locations) provide in-depth presentations that will guide you through reading the foundational books of the Old and New Testament. By letting the inspired Word of God speak to you, these foundational books of the Bible offer opportunities to:

  • Discover the roots of our Sacraments in the Old Testament
  • Explore Creation narratives as a Catholic
  • Learn the meanings of God’s Covenant with Israel and the New Covenant
  • Find scriptural support for key Catholic teachings
  • Encounter the full humanity and divinity of Jesus present in His earthly ministry
  • Meet Jesus’ early followers and see how they evangelized lukewarm religious people and a secular culture
  • Learn the story of Christianity’s spread in the 1st century and how we share that mission today

Two-Year Course Structure (Sept 2023 to May 2025)

Meets weekly (3 location choices):

  • Thursdays 6:00-7:30 pm in the Nankin Family of Parishes (St. Mary Cause of Our Joy Church in Westland)
  • Mondays 9:15-10:45 am at Old St. Patrick (Ann Arbor/Whitmore Lake) with childcare offered on-site thanks to Old St. Pat’s!
  • Mondays 7:00-8:30 pm at St. Mary in Pinckney (in 2023-24) and St. Joseph in Dexter (2024-25)

Old Testament Foundations: September 18, 2023 to May 16, 2024
Optional 12-week Evangelization Training: Summer 2024
New Testament Foundations: Mid-Sept 2024 to Mid-May 2025

Suggested Tuition: $50/month. All are welcome regardless of ability to pay. Any financial contribution, whether large or small, to “pay it forward” and spread the Good News is much greatly appreciated.