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 the third week of September 2013. This year we are offering two separate studies:
- Old Testament study of “Joshua, Judges and Ruth” on Tuesdays from 1-2:30pm beginning September 24th. Discover Joshua, a faithful leader carrying out God’s commands followed by the deteriorating faith and failure of the Judges but concluding with the heart-warming story of grace and redemption in Ruth!
- New Testament study of “The Gospel According to John” on Wednesdays from 7-8:30pm beginning September 25th. John is known as “the apostle whom Jesus loved” (John 20:2), and one of the three considered to be in the “Inner Circle” of Jesus’ friends, along with Peter and James.This study will lead you through the multi-layered writings of St. John to discover much more than you probably ever realized about this Gospel!
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.