New Bible Study Starting in October:
Living for a Just Society
Matters of “social justice” have certainly been in the news and in the air with a particular intensity over the past few months. “What do you mean by that?” is a common question. The ensuing discussion can often be difficult. Some find the idea too abstract to be useful. Others see it as an invitation to an argument.
On Wednesdays this fall Saint Josephine Bakhita Adult Bible Study will be offering a 6-part read and reflect series exploring what the Bible has to offer as we explore this important and timely topic from a Catholic perspective.
No prior experience with bible study is required. All are welcome..(even friends and family that aren’t parishioners!!’)
Participating is EASY!!!
Step 1 - Register: Email Deacon Michael at [email protected] to register NO LATER THAN WEDNESDAY SEPTEMBER 23rd in order to facilitate book ordering. Also, this will put you on the list for a ZOOM invitation to our online sessions starting Wednesday October 7th. (Invitations will go out by email on about October 5th)
Step 2 - BOOK ORDER: The text will be our sessions “Living for a Just Society” by Kevin Perrotta.
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 October 3rd-4th. Payment ($7.00) 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.)
If you would rather obtain the text directly in e-format it is available in Kindle format through Amazon HERE. If you are ordering this way please let Deacon Michael know so that he does NOT order a hard copy for you as well.
Step 3: PREPARE: Read the Introduction “”Getting the Big Picture” as well as Chapter 1 “Humans: A Marvelous Group” prior to October 7th. 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 Wednesday October 7th at 7:00 PM.
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