Mission Statement: “If you do not know the bible, you can’t know Christ” (St. Jerome)
Scheduled Meetings: Session are held every Thursday from 9:30 to 11:00 am in the Family Center from September thru May (except Thanksgiving thru Christmas). ALL ARE WELCOME—NO PRIOR BIBLE STUDY REQUIRED
Current Activities: The format generally involves study of a certain book of the Bible augmented by approved supplementary aids – study guides and DVDs – mostly from Little Rock Scripture Studies. There are leader(s) at each session – both from the group and elsewhere and open discussion is the practice.
We begin our year with the five week video-assisted program from Little Rock Scripture Study, Pilgrim People. God's people have always been pilgrims on a journey, open to God's call and direction. The pilgrims and sojourners encountered in this study are Abraham and Sarah, Moses, and the people of the Exodus, the Jews of the Babylonian exile, the Holy Family, and Christ's first disciples. The commentary and study guide provide citations of the biblical texts with insight into biblical characters, historical settings, and modern applications. There is a $15 book fee (books will be available to the first session). All are welcome - come early for coffee!
We will begin our seven week video-assisted study of Israel's Story Part II. Topics include the monarchy of David, prophets, the Babylonian exile, the effect of Alexander the Great on Israel, wisdom tradition, the period of the Second Temple, and expectations about the Messiah. All are welcome - come early for coffee. Please note that we will not have Bible Study on Thursday, November 22nd, Thanksgiving Day.
January 10 - Jeremiah
January 17 - Jeremiah
January 24 - Jeremiah
January 31 - Jeremiah
February 7 - Jeremiah
February 14 - Jeremiah
February 21 - Jeremiah
February 28 - Jeremiah
March 7 - Jeremiah
March 14 - Jeremiah
March 21 - Jeremiah
March 28 - Jeremiah
April 4 - Rosary in Scripture
April 11 - Rosary in Scripture
April 18 - NO SESSION - HOLY THURSDAY
April 25 - Rosary in Scripture
May 2 - Rosary in Scripture
May 9 - Rosary in Scripture
Link to information on the current Schedule: Thursday Morning Bible Study Schedule
Current Volunteer Opportunities: Contact Joyce for more information.
Resource Requirements: Purchase of individuals materials ($10-15) for the particular study
Mission Statement: "The Word is near to you, on your lips and in your heart." Romans 10:8; "My presence will go with you, and I will give you rest" Ex 33:14 "Were not our hearts burning within us while He was talking to us on the road, while He was opening the Scriptures to us." Luke 24:13
Scheduled Meetings: Meetings will be held on Wednesday Evenings from 6:00 p.m. until 7:15 p.m. in the Family Center, Second Room on the left.
Current Activities: Each weekly session will include a shared reflection on the readings for the coming Sunday as well as study topics such as principals of Catholic Bible Study.
Link to information on the current Schedule: Wednesday Evening Bible Study Schedule
Interfaith Convocation by the Sea
Our Interfaith Convocation by the Sea was a great success! Attendance was 185 at the Thursday morning bible study and 281 at the Thursday evening program. One hundred and twenty parishioners from St. Francis attended the Shabbat service at Congregation Beth Yam on Friday evening. The joint planning committee thanks all who helped make this such a remarkable event: Fr. Mike, Fr. Jim, Rabbi Bloom, our donors, members of our choir, Women of St. Francis, Knights of Columbus, the St. Francis Thursday morning bible study group, countless volunteer helpers, and most of all, everyone who attended the events. It was a celebration of learning, prayer, and friendship with our Congregation Beth Yam neighbors! A video of the entire Shabbat service with Rabbi Michael Cook’s talk can be found on the Congregation Beth Yam Facebook page.