Gospel of Mark Workshop Helps Prepare for New Liturgical Year11.05.20
Dr. Matthew Genung, Associate Professor and Conway Chair in Biblical Studies at Mount St. Mary’s Seminary & School of Theology (MTSM) conducted a virtual Gospel of Mark Workshop via Zoom on November 4. Archdiocese of Cincinnati (AOC) priests along with local permanent deacons and directors of religious education attended the workshop in preparation for the new liturgical year. The workshop is held annually and sponsored by the AOC.
The liturgical year changes on the First Sunday of Advent each year. Sunday mass cycles are divided into three years, labeled A, B and C. We will begin Year B on Sunday, November 29th, when Gospel readings are mostly from the Gospel of Mark. In Year A, readings are mostly from the Gospel of Matthew, and Year C is the Gospel of Luke. The Gospel of John is read during the Easter season in all three years.
“This workshop is a way to become reacquainted with the Gospel of Mark, especially for the priests and deacons who will be preparing homilies,” said Dr. Genung. “It’s an opportunity to think in new ways and consider different perspectives of how to share the Gospel of the Lord.”
MTSM is the Archdiocese of Cincinnati’s graduate-level Catholic Seminary and School of Theology with nearly 200 full and part-time students. Founded in 1829, our 75-acre campus provides preparation for ordination to the priesthood and permanent diaconate as part of Mount St. Mary’s Seminary. In addition, our School of Theology offers classes for graduate, non-degree and certification programs for laity, clergy and religious.
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