Begins the week before Advent and is offered twice each week: Mondays at 7pm beginning November 23rd and Wednesdays at 10am beginning November 25th. Fee of $12 covers cost of materials. For info or to sign up, contact Danette Morris.
Advent (and our Church year) begins at the end of November and is a time of reflection, preparation, and waiting. This study unfolds the meaning of the Sunday readings for the season of Advent using lectio divina (prayerful reading), commentary, Q&A, and group discussion. During Advent we should be focused on preparing ourselves for the coming of Christ. Are we ready for the King? Are our hearts ready to receive our Savior?
In-depth Study – Book of Isaiah
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. The current session began in September 2015. This year we are studying the Book of Isaiah during two times each week:
- Tuesdays 1-2:30pm
- Wednesdays 7-8:30pm
The Book of Isaiah has been referred to as the gospel of the Old Testament because Isaiah prophesied more about the Messiah than any other book in the Old Testament. He also described in great detail the blessings of the future kingdom of the Messiah. His coming would be as a lion bringing the day of God’s wrath, but first He would come as a Savior who would die for the sins of the people. Isaiah focuses on the salvation that will come through the Messiah.
Though the study is underway, people may join at any time. There is a fee of $65 helps to cover the cost of materials. Please email Danette Morris with your name, contact info (phone and preferred email), and which time option you prefer.
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. These studies are suitable for all adults from beginner through advanced.
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.