Scripture Study

Each fall and winter, St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Parish offers a program to study Sacred Scripture.  It consists of daily personal reflection, weekly small-group sharing, a weekly lecture (video) and prayer.  The method is designed to create a balance between learning about the Bible and applying the Bible to our daily lives.  The constant challenge of the Christian life is to relate our own lives with what God had done in the lives of people throughout history.  

This program appeals both to those who have never studied the Bible before and to those who have been reading the Bible for quite a while.  Each participant receives both a study guide and a commentary for the Scripture studied in a particular year.  These are available for purchase in the parish office. There is no other fee for the course.

 

Monday evenings at 7:00pm (facilitated by Sister Katherine):

The Gospel According to Mark -  This is the earliest of the Gospels dating to about the year 65-70 AD.  Mark's Gospel was source material for both the Gospels of Matthew and Luke.  It will be used for our next liturgical cycle beginning in Advent 2017.  Hopefully, a study of this Gospel will draw us into an examination of what it means to follow Jesus even in his suffering.

Dates: September 18 - November 13

Location: Ark (2nd floor of the Fr. Connelly Parish Center)

 

Tuesday mornings at 10:30am (facilitated by Deacon Fred): 

The Acts of the Apostles - This complements the Gospel of St. Luke.  In it, Luke shows us how the first Christians lived the Gospel.  "They devoted themselves to the Apostles' instruction and the communal life, to the breaking of bread and the prayers."  (2:42)  In their struggles to establish communities of faith, we can identify our own struggles of today.

Dates: September 19 - November 14

Location: Ark (2nd floor of the Fr. Connelly Parish Center)

If you are interested in this program, please call the Parish Office at 410-721-5770.