Work now underway on $400 million Museum ofthe Bible in Washington
WASHINGTON - On a gray and overcast morning in Washington, just a short walk from Capitol Hill, construction work began on a museum intended to promote engagement, education and discussion of the Bible.
The 430,000-sq-ft museum will feature a 200-foot LED screen on the lobby ceiling, displaying a set of rotating images from Israel, Rome and Spain.
It also will have a facade modeled after various printed manuscripts of the Bible, stained-glass windows from Germany, and a top-floor, glass-enclosed promenade that will offer "some amazing views" of the National Mall and the Capitol, according to project director Brian Flegel.
"D Street and the area around it are going to be getting a bit of a 'facelift'" as a result of the construction, Flegel told the media Feb. 12 at the groundbreaking while showing proposed designs of the eight-story, $400 million museum.
It also will have an environmentally sustainable "green roof," a "biblical garden" and a "Foods of the Bible" restaurant, which will be "inspired by the bazaars and markets of the Middle East."
The site of the museum is a historic warehouse near the Federal Center and just two blocks south of the National Mall.
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NEW Lenten Series for 2015
Lenten Study Series For Adults: This year we will be doing Fr. Robert Barron’s brand new study titled Conversion: Following the Call of Christ. Join us each Sunday evening beginning this Sunday, February 22, at 6PM in the Hall. Light refreshments will be served.
In this film and study program, Fr. Robert Barron illuminates six biblical stories of conversion, demonstrating how six ordinary people, just like you, were met by Jesus where they were and called to a better life through him.
Stations of the Cross: Will be every Friday during Lent at 7:00pm. All are invited to attend. Lenten fasting and Abstinence: Catholics between the ages of 18 and 59, who are in good health and not pregnant or nursing, are obliged to fast and abstain from meat on Ash Wednesday (February 18) and Good Friday (April 3).
Fasting means eating only one full meal; two smaller meals (not equaling another full meal) are permitted. In addition, all Catholics 14 years and older abstain from meat on all the Fridays of Lent (the period between ash Wednesday and Easter). The eating of eggs, fish and milk products is allowed.
MEN's Formation/Bible Study: The men's formation/bible study group is now forming. The group meets the first and third Thursday each month. We begin in the chapel at 6:30 for rosary followed by study and discussion from 7:00-8:30. Please come out and join us - all are welcome. Pleasecontact Matthew Moucha firstname.lastname@example.org 410-913-4212
CATHOLIC MEN'S FELLOWSHIP ANNUAL CONFERENCE"THIS IS ONE DAY CATHOLIC MEN SHOULD NOT MISS"Special pricing for Conference & Bus Transportation $45Register nowfor theCatholic Men's FellowshipANNUAL CONFERENCE, Saturday, March 14, 2015,8:00 AM to 4 PM at the Calvert Hall College High School Auditorium in Towson, Md., featuring:George Weigel, Dr. Edward Sri and Fr. Donald Calloway, MIC. Closing mass with Archbishop William Lori, Celebrant. For more details or to register at,email@example.com, or call John Micek443-988-2064or Al Wyllie302-363-0878.Space is limited, register now.
Day of Recollection for Womenwill be held Saturday, March 21 at St. Thomas More Academy, Magnolia, DE. The theme is "I Thirst for Jesus'love". The day includes St. Monica Tear Drops Devotional Mass, Reflection Stations, Reconciliation, Rosary and several speakers. A continental breakfast and lunch are included. The cost is $20 per person. For more information, contact Maria at 302/655-3974 or email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Register by March 14. Come "thirsty"for Jesus' love.
DOMESTIC VIOLENCE GROUP FACILITATOR-FEE FOR SERVICES-The Diocese of Wilmington/Catholic Charities is seeking a Domestic Violence Group Facilitator fee for service worker. Possibly two evenings per week and the potential for some weekend facilitation as well. Flexibility is key. Provides intervention services to domestic violence offenders enabling abusers to seek new, non-controlling and healthier ways of living in intimate relationships. Must hold a Bachelors in social work, psychology, counseling, pastoral counseling or related fields. Certification with Delaware Domestic Violence Coordinating Council is preferred. Prior experience in clinical mental/behavioral health, domestic violence, victim services and/or family life work preferred. Must abide by HIPAA
requirements. For more information or to apply, see our posting on Careerbuilder.com EOE M/F/D/V.