Bible Study

 

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Lenten Bible Study: 

“When I am Weak, Then I am Strong”

Registration deadline February 3rd

 

No prior experience with bible study is required. All are welcome..(even friends and family that aren’t parishioners!!’) 

Participating is EASY!!!    

HERE”S HOW:

Step 1 - REGISTER: Email Deacon Michael at [email protected] to register NO LATER THAN WEDNESDAY FEBRUARY 3RD in order to facilitate book ordering. Also, this will put you on the list for a ZOOM invitation to our online sessions starting Wednesday February 17th. 

Step 2 - BOOK ORDER:  The text will be our sessions “Power In Weakness” by Kevin Perrotta, published by Loyola Press.

Based on your registration email Deacon Michael will be placing a book order with Loyola Press.  Anticipate that books will be available for you to pick up at both churches at Mass times during  the weekend of February 13-14.  Payment can be offered at that time. (You need not attend Mass at that time to get your text, though all entering the churches at that time may be required to wear face coverings due to COVID -19 protocols effective for Mass attendance at that time.) 

This text is not available in any e-reader format and so it is best to order this text through Deacon Michael, so be sure to get your registration e-mail to Deacon Michael before the February 3rd deadline.  

Step 3: PREPARE: Read the Introduction “”When I am Weak, Then I am Strong” as well as Chapter 1 “Partners in Pain” prior to February 17th.

Note how you might answer the questions offered for thinking and discussion in Chapter 1.

Step 4: ATTEND: Respond to your ZOOM invitation coming your way and join in the discussion from the comfort of your home on Ash Wednesday February 17th at 7:00 PM.  

 

Bakhita Pilgrims

“Armchair Pilgrimage to the Holy Land”

Registration Deadline February 7th

In November of 2019 members of the Saint Josephine Bakhita community and friends made a pilgrimage to the Holy Land. 

Their pilgrimage followed in the footsteps of Jesus from place of the Annunciation of his birth to Mary all the way to his post-resurrection appearance to the disciples on the road to Emmaus.  

Some who made that pilgrimage will be meeting online during Lent to recall their experiences as well as share and reflect on how this experience has been important to them...sharing reflections, stories, pictures and prayer.

These Online Sessions are open to members of the parish community and offer the opportunity to “travel in place” to the land where our Christian faith was born. 

We  will be convening on Tuesday nights during Lent from 7-8 PM starting on Tuesday Evening February 16th.   

The series will be convened ONLINE in light of the current precautions appropriate to control the spread of  COVID-19. 

Participation is easy: 

Step 1 - REGISTER: Email Deacon Michael at [email protected] to register NO LATER THAN SUNDAY FEBRUARY 7th in order to facilitate book ordering. Also, this will put you on the list for a ZOOM invitation to our online sessions starting Tuesday February 16th.

Step 2 - BOOK ORDER:  The text will be our sessions will be "Holy Land Pilgrimage" by Stephen J. Binz.  This test is available througn Amazon link here. The cost of this text is $20, Kindle version slightly cheaper, but as photos and maps are integral to the text you may wish to have the hardcopy. Feel free to order this text directly from Amazon if you wish. You may participate in these session without purchasing the book if you so desire.

When registering please inform Deacon Michael if you wish him to order a book for you. Books ordered through Deacon Michael will will be available for you to pick up at both churches at Mass times during  the weekend of February 13-14.  Payment can be offered at that time. (You need not attend Mass at that time to get your text, though all entering the churches at that time may be required to wear face coverings due to COVID -19 protocols effective for Mass attendance at that time.)

Step 3: PREPARE: Based on your registration you will receive an email from Deacon Michael prior to our first session indicating what you need to do to prepare. 

Step 4: ATTEND: Respond to your ZOOM invitation coming your way and join in the discussion from the comfort of your home on Tuesday February 16th at 7:00 PM.  

 

All are welcome, including friends and family of parishioners. Email Deacon Michael with any questions or concerns that you might have at [email protected]

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