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.
Current Volunteer Opportunities: Contact Joyce for more information.
Resource Requirements: Purchase of individuals materials ($10-15) for the particular study
Bible Study Topic
The Bible Study continues with the topic of Life Eternal on January 16th. This week's topic is The Hebrew Scriptures in Ancient Near Eastern Settings, Facilitated by Fred McNamee. The biblical promise of eternal life appears late in Scripture but it blossoms into fullness with the Resurrection. This study explores the growth of hope in those who called upon the god of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob in the past and the crystallization of hope in the victory of Christ over death. The study give us the sweep of salvation history. The study set is $16. DVD lectures are a part of this series. Join us in the Family Center from 9:30 a.m. until 11 a.m.
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 Monday Evenings from 7:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. in the Family Center, Second Room on the left.
Current Activities: If you would like to have a deeper relationship with God and a better understanding of your faith, then join us for Unlocking the Mystery of the Bible. You will not only benefit personally from being a part of this study; you will also help to bring about a profound renewal in our parish as we grow closer to Christ. St. Francis by the Sea will begin this 8-week program on Monday, April 8th at 7 p.m. in the Family Center.
Unlocking the Mystery of the Bible helps you uncover the story woven through Scripture with its clever narrative approach and ingenious color-coded Bible Timeline. It is a great way to get the "big picture" of the Bible and see how our Catholic Faith is rooted in Scripture. You will see how the Bible reveals God's loving plan for your life, and you will learn helpful ways to put your faith into practice.
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.