Biagio Mazza - Pastoral Associate
Biagio was hired by Father Chuck Tobin as Pastoral Associate for St. Sabina Parish Community on May 1, 2006, and is responsible for ongoing adult faith formation.
Biagio was born in Italy and came to America when he was 9 years old.
lived and went to school in Poughkeepsie, New York, where he
wife, Dorothy, and had two children.
Biagio worked as Director of Religious Education for a number of parishes in the Archdiocese of New York for twelve years.
During this time, Biagio studied at Fordham University in the Bronx, getting his masters degree in Religious Studies, and did post graduate work in Theology and Scripture at Maryknoll School of Theology, Maryknoll, New York.
In July 1988, Biagio
moved to Kansas City to work for the diocese of Kansas City-St
facilitated formation sessions in the diocesan ministry formation program , New Wine
, for over 17 years, facilitating courses on a variety of topics including scripture, theology, and Church history.
A contributor to The Catholic Bible, Personal Study Edition published by Oxford University Press, Biagio has been an adjunct instructor in scripture, church history, and Islam for the Institute of Religious Studies facilitated through Benedictine College for the Archdiocese of Kansas City, Kansas since its beginning in the early 1990s.
is active in ecumenical and interfaith dialogue, especially with Jewish-Christian and Muslim-Christian dialogues.
Facilitating adult learning in scripture, church history, and theology are some of Biagio's special interests, along with cooking, reading, and enjoying the outdoors.
With over 30 years of experience in working for the church, Biagio
has focused primarily on the training of parish ministers and on adult faith formation.
coordinates our Adult Faith Formation program, and teaches many of our formation classes including RCIA
also coordinates the annual Ecumenical Service.
email address is firstname.lastname@example.org and his
direct line office number is 816-979-3153.