About Us

Since 1991, the Catholic Biblical Studies Program has been serving the greater Buffalo area as a source of knowledge of the Sacred Scriptures.

Mission Statement

The mission of the Catholic Biblical Studies Program is to promote  an understanding of the importance of the Bible to the life of God's people and to engage students in a critical, reflective and prayerful study of the word of God that will contribute toward a living and productive faith.        

Essential to that mission is an unfolding awareness that impresses itself deeply in the mind and heart of each student:

       That the word of God is powerful!  It is a creative
       word, accomplishing what it promises.  "So shall
       my word be…It shall not return to me void, but
       shall do my will, achieving the end for which I
       sent it."  (Isaiah 55:11)

       That the word of God is truly an encounter with
       the living God.  "…the Gospel…is the power of
       God leading everyone who believes in it to
       salvation…" (Romans 1:16)

       That the encounter with the Word of God through
       the word of God possesses a life-giving potential
       to renew us. "Your rebirth has come, not from a
       destructible, but from an indestructible seed,
       through the living and enduring word of God."
       (1 Peter 1:23)

       That studying the Scriptures in their entirety gives
       insight into the plan and purpose of God, revealed
       throughout human history and brought to fullness
       in Christ.  This engagement effects personal
       growth and understanding that is the fruit of
       study and openness to God through God's saving
       word.  "Indeed God's word is living and effective,
       sharper than any two edged sword.  It penetrates
       and divides soul and spirit, joints and marrow. 
       It judges the reflections and thoughts of the
       heart." (Hebrews 4:12)
               
       

Catholic
Biblical Studies
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"The Word of our God stands forever."
Isaiah 40:8