Join Us and Awaken Your Faith!
St. Joan of Arc has embarked on a “Great Adventure”! We are learning the Bible together in a new and different way that will make the entire Bible easy to understand. Below are our current and future bible studies. If the session has already started, you are welcome to join us at any time if spots are available. Contact Rosemarie McKenney at 830-0600 x248.
Thursday Parish Bible Study: Unlocking the Mysteries of the Bible
Thursday mornings and Thursday evenings
From September 20 through November 15, 2018
Take an Engaging Journey Through the Bible
This eight-part study provides the easiest way to understand the Bible. Unlocking the Mystery of the Bible makes the complex simple. It helps us uncover the story woven throughout Scripture so that we can get the “big picture” of the Bible and understand what it is all about. The Bible is a story about God’s unfailing love for each of us – a love that we are now called to share with others.
- Make sense of the Bible and see how it relates to our everyday lives
- Discover the remarkable connections between the Old and New Testaments
- See how the sacraments, the Church and our entire Catholic Faith is rooted in Scripture
- … and much more!
Extended Bible Study: Acts – the Spread of the Kingdom
Saturday mornings, Sunday afternoons, Tuesday and Wednesday mornings and Thursday evenings
From August 4 through December 20, 2018
In this, the third year of our 3-year cycle, we are studying the Acts of the Apostles. We are learning how Christ’s Kingdom on earth is empowered to carry out His work in the world. The book of Acts shows the Church, enlivened by the Holy Spirit, teaching, preaching, healing, and restoring outcasts in the same way that Jesus did on earth.
The Acts of the Apostles provides an historic framework for understanding the rest of the New Testament. Paul’s letters in particular come alive in a new way when they are read within the context of the Acts narrative.
In this study, we are:
- Seeing how the Gospel witness spread outward in waves, from Jerusalem to Judea and Samaria, and finally to the ends of the earth.
- Sharing with the early Christians the joys and struggles of living the life of Christ, and learning how these apply to us today.
- Seeing how the Holy Spirit guided the apostles into Truth.
- Observing the way the Spirit-filled Church adapted to new cultures when proclaiming the Gospel.
- Watching the seeds of Church structure and authority take root, and see how conflicts were resolved even at that early stage.
- Recognizing each of our places in Christ’s Church, and how we should live day-to-day as disciples of Christ.