St. Augustine Parish offers several opportunities each year to study God’s Word and how it applies to our daily lives.
Each year from September through May, several groups gather on a weekly basis using Catholic Scripture Study International’s acclaimed and doctrinally sound program for an in-depth study of one or more books of the Bible. Our next session begins in late September 2014 This year we are offering two separate studies from the New Testament:
- “1st and 2nd Corinthians” on Tuesdays from 1-2:30pm beginning September 23rd. In his Letters to the Corinthians, St. Paul addresses ongoing problems including dissension, immorality, lawsuits, liturgical abuses and their tendency to fall prey to “false teachers”. Paul tackles each of these problems with his typical spiritual zeal, strengthening their faith and commitment to build up the Body of Christ.
- “Hebrews and James” on Wednesdays from 7-8:30pm beginning September 24th. The Book of Hebrews stresses that Jesus Christ is the true sacrificial lamb who shed His blood for us and freed us from sin. While the Epistle of James challenges followers of Christ not to just “talk the talk” but to “walk the walk”.
Each session meets for 1 1/2 hours a week to discuss the current reading, share answers to a set of study questions and view a DVD featuring a theologian who provides the groups gathered with deeper insight into the passages just studied. Sign-ups for this annual study are typically held from mid-August to mid-September. These studies are suitable for all adults from beginner through advanced. For more information on this program email Danette Morris at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We also offer short (4-6 week) studies several times per year especially during the penitential seasons of Advent and Lent. Information about each study is posted in the bulletin at least 4-6 weeks prior to its start.