Biaggio Mazza, Pastoral Associate at St. Sabina parish, Belton Missouri, will facilitate a series titled Keys to the Council: Reading and Interpreting Key Teachings of the Second Vatican Council at Precious Blood Center, Liberty Missouri. The sessions will run Tuesday evenings from September 2 to September 23 from 7 PM-9 PM.
These sessions will examine key teachings of the Council on a variety of issues from liturgical engagement to primacy of conscience, from Catholic immersion in Scripture to the role of the Church in the world, from collegiality to the right of each individual to choose their path to God, from hierarchy of truths to the Church’s relationship, from the baptismal call of all Christians to God’s innate desire to save all people. Through select passages from the documents, participants can reflect on the pre-Vatican II attitudes toward these topics and their reconsideration from new and different perspectives that took place during the Council. All are invited to come and reflect on how the Spirit has spoken to the world through the Second Vatican Council.
Registration: contact Br. Daryl Charron at (816) 781-4344 or
Space is limited. Suggested donation: $20 per session

Biaggio MazzaAbout Biaggio Mazza

Biagio Mazza is Pastoral Associate for St. Sabina’s Parish in Belton, Missouri providing for the adult faith formation needs of the parish. He has worked for the Church in various positions for over 30 years. Previous to coming to St. Sabina in May 2006, he was a staff member of the Center for Pastoral Life and Ministry in the diocese of Kansas City-St. Joseph for over 17 years. Prior to joining that, he worked in catechetical ministry in the Archdiocese of New York for over 12 years.
Since 1988, Biagio facilitated formation courses in the nationally recognized Lay Ministry Formation Program, New Wine. A contributor to The Catholic Bible, Personal Study Edition published by Oxford University Press, he has also written for various publishers and publications including Renew, Liturgy Training Publications, Celebration, and Bible Today.
Most recently Biagio published one book and contributed to another. He authored a book in the Paulist Press Catechist’s Guide Series called How to Teach Scripture, published in 2010. He is also a major contributor to Foundations for Preaching and Teaching, books on Scriptural background for Lectionary Years A, B and C published by Liturgy Training Publications.
Biagio was an adjunct instructor in Scripture, theology, church history, and Islam for the Institute of Religious Studies facilitated through Benedictine College for the Archdiocese of Kansas City, Kansas, as well as adjunct Theology instructor for both Rockhurst and Avila Universities in Kansas City, Missouri. He is active in ecumenical and interfaith dialogue, especially with Jewish-Christian and Muslim-Christian dialogues.
Biagio Mazza received his Masters degree in theology and religious education from Fordham University, Bronx, New York, with post graduate work in Scripture and theology at Maryknoll School of Theology, Maryknoll, New York. He is married, has two children, two grandchildren, and loves to read, cook and work late into the night.