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>Would you like to gain a deeper appreciation and understanding of the Holy Mass?

>Wednesday, November 5, 2008
by: James Ward and Christine Yzaguirre

Would you like to gain a deeper appreciation and understanding of the Holy Mass?

The STEPS program of Immaculate Conception Seminary School of Theology’s Institute for Christian Spirituality is hosting “Our Catholic Treasures: Discovering the Liturgy,” on Saturday, November 15, at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Parish in Ridgewood, N.J. The conference, held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. with Mass celebrated at 2 p.m., will feature Reverend Antonio I. Bico, S.T.L., S.T.D., professor of Systematic Theology at Seton Hall University. The registration fee is $20, which includes lunch. To R.S.V.P. or for more information, please call Jo-Anne Lieder at (973) 313- 6331 or e-mail

Father Bico earned an S.T.L. from the Pontifical Teresianum University in Rome, and an S.T.D. in Sacramental Theology from the Liturgical Institute at Saint Mary of the Lake University in Mundelein, Illinois. Ordained to the priesthood in 1993, Father Bico worked in drug rehabilitation ministry and prison ministry. He titled his doctoral dissertation “The Sacrament of Penance: Journey Towards Conversion and Recovery from Addictions.”

The Seminary’s Theological Education for Parish Services Program (STEPS) is a graduate level certificate program for adult Catholics who desire a deeper understanding of their faith. STEPS provides expanded lay graduate education through its classes at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Parish in Ridgewood. The curriculum involves an integrated program of theological course work, praxis, and spiritual formation that fashion students with a new enthusiasm and understanding of their faith.

For more information please contact:
Jo-Anne Lieder
(973) 313-6331

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