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.
This year we are offering two back to back studies allowing participants to choose to participate in one or both. The first study, Doors of Mercy, will begin the week of September 18th and is an 8 week journey through salvation history, from God’s merciful promises to Adam, Noah, Abraham, Moses, and David, to the prophets, to the fulfillment of God’s promises in Christ. The story of God is…Mercy.
The second study, Luke: Gospel of Mercy will begin the week of November 27th and runs for 18 weeks. Luke—known as “The Gospel of Mercy”—is addressed to the Gentiles: all men and women seeking God. And it is Luke that the Church draws from in a special way during this Extraordinary Jubilee Year of Mercy. Special attention will be given to the parables presented in Luke’s Gospel – beloved parables like the Prodigal Son, the Lost Sheep, and the Good Samaritan all reveal with great power and tenderness the mercy of God, and all are found only in Luke.
Whether you are new to studying scripture or have been studying for years, you will not be disappointed in these beautiful new studies from Catholic Scripture Study, International and Tan Books. Each lesson includes prayer, two video segments, small group discussions, and valuable insights from Catholic theologians, scripture scholars, and saints – all of which will help bring each participant to a greater understanding of why Scripture is the living Word of God.
Sessions meet at one of two times each week:
- Tuesdays 1-2:30pm
- Wednesdays 7-8:30pm
Registration begins in August. The fee covers the cost of materials as follows:
- Doors of Mercy – $30
- Luke:Gospel of Mercy – $50
- Both Doors of Mercy and Luke: Gospel of Mercy – $75
Each session meets for 1 1/2 hours a week to discuss the current reading, watch two video segments, engage in small group discussion and communal prayer. These studies are suitable for all adults from beginner through advanced.