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Have you ever been confronted with questions about the relevance of God's Word?  Maybe you've felt at a loss in how to answer these questions, or perhaps you've doubted some of the teachings in Sacred Scripture.

We are so pleased to have the Very Reverend Matthew Olickal, MCBS share his Biblical knowledge with us, and help us find the answers to some of the challenging questions we face in regards to science, morality, and other questions that arise.  Fr. Matthew comes with lots of experience of sharing his extensive knowledge of Sacred Scripture.  He obtained his license (LLS) and doctorate (DSS) in Sacred Scripture from Studium Biblicum Franciscanum in Jerusalem, Israel.  He has written numerous articles and books, and teaches Scripture studies at many institutes in India.  He currently serves as the Provincial Superior for the Missionary Congregation of the Blessed Sacrament in Kerala, India.

This talk is open to high school students and adults, and it will last around an hour.  

In order to prepare, we ask you do the following:

  • Sign up to give us an idea of how many to prepare for the day.  You can do this through our Sign Up Page, or by contacting the parish office.  (Ask for Chris or Amanda.)
  • Make sure to bring your Catholic Bible and a notepad to jot down any notable references.
  • Submit any questions you may have for Father Matthew ahead of time.  This will help as he prepares his talk, and also ensure your questions are answered.  You can submit those to Chris Mancheski at chrismancheski@divinemercysm.org.  We ask that you submit your questions by July 1st.
  • Invite your family and friends!  This is a great way to evangelize, and hopefully help those with lots of questions get more clarity about our faith.