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Gospel of John: The Book of Glory

(Open to CBS Graduates Only)

Book of Glory: Part 1

Wednesdays 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Virtual Class
Cost: $95
Eleven* weeks beginning September 8, 2021
Instructor: Dr. Thomas Casey

Registrations closed for 2021

Book of Glory: Part 2

Wednesdays 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.  
Virtual Class
Cost: $95
Ten weeks beginning in March 2022
Instructor: Dr. Thomas Casey
Registration coming soon!

The Fourth Gospel is traditionally divided into two parts: The Book of Signs and the Book of Glory. This year, CBS Alums are invited to dig deeper into the second half of John’s Gospel, the Book of Glory. The fall session will begin with a review of the Book of Signs* (John 1-12) on September 8, then jump right into John 13 on September 15. This course is expected to continue in spring session with a separate enrollment process, so look for that information after the new year. Classes will meet virtually, and the link for all session will be sent prior to the first class.

Please Note: All classes are subject to adequate enrollment.

Classes meet every week except holidays: Thanksgiving week, the weeks near Christmas and New Year’s and Holy Week. 

Alumni Book Club

CBS Alumni Book Club is planning to meet up to eight times this coming year, beginning with our August 31 meeting where we will discuss Confessions of Saint Augustine. Mr. James Pezzulo, Class of 2020 and classics scholar.

For more information and to RSVP, email Alexis Chacchia, CBS faculty at achacchia@gmail.com.

Hosting Satellite Sites

CBS Alumni are needed to guide CBS 100 students at “satellite” sites in Manchester, Stamford and Winsted. You will have the chance to listen to Dr. Joe Coray’s virtual lectures while also providing important assistance to new students as they learn how to engage in small group discussions and participate in the virtual class. To make arrangements, contact BJ Daly Horell at Barbara.Jean.Horell@aohct.org.

Silent Auditing

Graduates of the Catholic Biblical School are invited to sign up, using the registration form provided, to participate in any of the CBS classes as a “silent auditor.” (Please read CAREFULLY to ensure your participation.)

Alums can join a class in process at the turn of each Unit. Registration remains open during the academic year for this purpose. To join mid-year, use the link to the  registration form (below), and email the Director to alert her as well: Barbara.Jean.Horell@aohct.org.

Here’s how Silent Auditing it works:

  1. Complete the online registration form by 9/3/21.
  2. If you do not hear back from us, assume that your registration is accepted and attend the first meeting.
  3. Registered alums may attend all thirty sessions of that class, tuition-free.
  4. Alums may not participate with first-year students in small groups or ask questions during formal instruction time.
  5. Scripture Days may be audited for a fee of $15 per session. Fee must be received 10 days in advance of the Scripture Day you wish to audit. No exceptions will be made.

CBS alumni/ae are encouraged to form their own small group with other CBS alums. Alumni/ae groups are encouraged to meet during class at the same time that student small groups are meeting and must follow the guidelines established by the class instructor. Alums should set their own agenda for the small group portion of the class and will facilitate their group activities independently of the instructor. These groups should consider themselves to be committed to one another and should let each other know about absences or cancellations as far in advance as possible.

To find out about weather-related class changes, including possible cancellations and moving to virtual learning, CBS alums are responsible for accessing the STSRegistrar notification system at http://www.stsregistrar.org/cgi-bin/CBS/cbsstudentlogin.pl. It is not our policy to notify auditors directly. You will need a password to access the notice. If you do not have a password, one will be provided to you from The Center of Catholic Education and Formation. Questions should be directed to BJ Daly Horell by email: Catholic.Biblical.School@aohct.org

To maximize your small group experience, alums in the same class are encouraged to exchange contact information and to notify one another of absences and cancellations, when these occur. They are also encouraged to meet together to discuss how they want to engage in small group discussion. For example, the group might prefer to focus on their own questions raised in prayerful reading, or use the “Optional Challenges” in their CBS Workbooks for topic and question ideas for small group reflection and discussion. Graduate small groups can be as creative as they want about how they operate, within the limits described above.

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