The purpose is to help parish adults break open the Bible to more fully understand its message, its context, and how it relates to their lives. We will have day and evening groups to accommodate busy schedules.
Would you like to join a Bible Study? Contact the parish office at 616-754-4194.
Adult Faith Formation Small Groups coming in the Fall
We have had small groups in our parishes for years. They typically have been groups of 5-10 people led by a facilitator doing a Bible Study, using materials recommended by our Adult Faith Formation coordinator. While the topic or study has been the same for all the small groups, the individual groups choose the time and location to meet that works for them, purchase their study guides, and the coordinator provides the schedule and DVDs for use. In addition, there are other small groups that have formed flowing out of Cursillo retreats and parent groups of schoolchildren.
If you have been part of a small group, invite someone new to join you. If you haven’t, be open to the great benefits of starting a group or joining an existing group. We live in a challenging world that needs the goodness, truth, and beauty of the Catholic Church. We can grow in our knowledge of this so as to be holy witnesses in our homes, parishes, and community.
Registration begins in September
Our Fall Bible Study will have choices this year. Learning is important, but so is connecting with friends and discussing what has been learned. We will have traditional sessions that meet in person to watch the lesson and discuss; however, there will be a limit of 10 people who will be seated 6 feet apart and wear masks. There will also be an online option of being emailed the lesson to watch at home and then a scheduled zoom session to discuss with your group. There will be flexibility in starting and finishing online groups because the license for viewing via email will last for a full year.
Sunday 10:30 a.m. in person at St. Charles
Tuesday 10: 00 a.m. online group
Thursday 9:30 a.m. in person
at St. Joseph
(please note change of day and time)
Thursday 7:00 pm online group
Beautiful study guides will be available for purchase.
In The Bible and the Church Fathers, you’ll learn who the Early Church Fathers were and how they shaped the way we read Scripture. Why this study now? The Church is under attack and going through a renewal, not to change our beliefs, but to experience the beauty, goodness, and truth that was given to us from Jesus Christ and held to be sacred through the discernment of the Church Fathers.
The Bible and the Church Fathers will teach you everything you need to know about how the Bible took form. You’ll learn powerful tools for reading it, and you’ll understand Scripture’s relationship to Tradition and, in particular, to the sacraments.
Please email Molly at firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in joining a group.