Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Some Changes

As I have hinted at in some recent posts, I will be leaving my position in campus/young adult ministry for the Archdiocese of Detroit at the end of this week. I am truly grateful for the past five years at my current position, as well as the prior two years doing campus ministry in Pennsylvania. I have met some wonderful people over these past years, including my future wife! The Lord has provided me many opportunities to do ministry with young adults, and at the same time being ministered to by others. It is funny how the Lord works! I have also been blessed and nourished by the wisdom of many devout ministry people, both lay and religious, both Catholic and Protestant. If I am any better a follower of Christ, it is only because of His grace and the people he has brought into my life.

So, what am I going to be doing in the future? Well, in many ways this has been a year of milestones for me. First off, I completed the S.T.B. degree at Sacred Heart Major Seminary back in May. Secondly, I will be getting married in September. And finally I will be starting a new position as campus minister/freshman scripture teacher at a local Catholic high school. So, as you can see, there is plenty to keep me occupied.

However, I do plan to continue blogging as well! Although I am still working out how to be a "professional" biblioblogger, I have come to enjoy reporting on Catholic Bible releases and all things related to it. There are not many of us on the web who are concerned with quality Catholic bibles, so I hope at the very least, this site continues to provide a place for people to express their likes and dislikes in the Catholic Biblical world. Heck, every once in a while you might get someone like Fr. Fessio to stop by and comment.

So, I thank all of you who have stopped by over the past year. I look forward to discussing with you all the latest news, like the revised NAB, future NRSV releases (perhaps even with cross-references), and the eventual publication of the complete Ignatius Catholic Study Bible.

Praise be Jesus Christ!


Keith said...

Best of luck in everything. I recently found your blog in the past month and it was instrumental in me buying a copy of the NRSV gift edition. Love the size and the translation is very readable.

Timothy said...


Thanks, I appreciate your kind words. I am glad you like the NRSV gift edition. I assume you gut the red imitation leather edition? Its very nice, and very portable, without being compact. I like that size for a Bible. Of course, we have the upcoming thinline NRSV coming out, as well as something called the Catholic Faith and Family Bible NRSV:

Not sure what that will be yet.

Thanks again!

RAKSTAR said... the Catholic Faith & Family Bible something we should have put on our registry?? ;)

Kevin Sam said...

Tim, way to go. I'm really proud of your achievements and finishing your STB. Leaving one place for another doing the same work can also be a good thing when the Lord is guiding you. May you continue to walk in God's grace in your new job. Blessings.

john said...

Yes congratulations on all fronts. Your upcoming Wedding and your new position, may God be with you on all that you do.

BTW I'm the guy who posted about the NRSV,NJB,NAB Original Post. So far the NRSV is out ahead. BTW I have two of them, the Harper Collins Standard Catholic Edition with the single column and my daily user which is published by Liturgical Press, I like the compact size yet the print is a good size.

Timothy said...


Who are you? ;)

Actually, the Bible doesn't come out until 2010.

Timothy said...

Kevin and John,

Thanks for your kind words and for stopping by this blog. I do appreciate it!

Anonymous said...

Nice place you have here, Timothy. I've enjoyed having a look-see around.

I really like this edition of the NRSV because it is so reasonably priced. We purchase them for our middle school students every year.

I've been having a hard time keeping up with the blogging lately, myself. Or maybe I just need a jolt of motivation!

Anyway, it seems congratulations are in order: best wishes in your upcoming endeavors.

Pax et bonum!

(so nice to find another local Catholic blogger!)

Timothy said...

Missy Francis,

Thanks for the kind words and the links. I haven't seen that edition of the NRSV in stores. Does it come with cross-references? :)

rolf said...

Tim, may God bless your marriage and your new career! I think your future students will be lucky to have a teacher who is so enthusiastic about the Word of God. Best wishes,