Bible Study

Welcome to the St. Raphael Scripture Study Community! 

Where disciples of the Lord Jesus Christ open and empty themselves to the Holy Spirit who guides us and instructs us in moving the faith from the head to the heart. 

All are welcome at any point, any week, any moment…the present moment! On behalf of Fr Kevin, Tom Andry, Mike Fay, Barbara Alderfer, myself and all our Core team- we welcome you. You will receive future emails about details of your groups and leaders but for now I wanted to communicate the things we will be studying this year. See info about each one below. 

All New studies! 

STARTING WEDNESDAY SEPTEMBER 6th** 

Two convenient times & studies:

  • THE BIBLE AND THE SACRAMENTS Wednesdays from 9:15-10:45 am (Parish Hall)
  • EPHESIANS 7:30-9:00pm (St Joseph room B)

For more information contact:

 

Morning Bible Study

Lectio - Eucharist

Wednesdays (9:15-10:45am in the Parish Hall)

"The Lamb of God," "The Bread of Life," "The Body and the Blood of Christ"... these are phrases we know from the Mass. But do we understand what they mean in the greater and deeper context of Scripture and Church teaching? Acclaimed author and teacher Dr. Brant Pitre rigorously digs down to the biblical roots of the Eucharist, through its foreshadowing in the miraculous events of the Old Testament, the Gospels, and Apostolic teaching. We'll discover firsthand how Christ's Body and Blood are an integral and wondrous part of God's plan for our salvation.

 

ALL ARE WELCOME. Contact mbfinster@tampabay.rr.com or egr2rst@hotmail.com for more info

CALENDAR

 

LECTIO-EUCHARIST

START

DEC 6,13

SESSION 1,2

 

DEC 20,27, JAN 3

OFF

CHRISTMAS2

 

LECTIO-EUCHARIST

RESUME

JAN 10,17,24,31

SESSION 3,4,5,6

 

FEB 7,14,21,28

SESSION 7,8,9,10

END3

 

FOLLOW ME-Gospel of John

START

MARCH 7,14,21

SESSION 1,2,3

 

MARCH 28,APRIL 4

OFF

EASTER4

 

FOLLOW ME-Gospel of John

 

APRIL 11,18,25

4,5,6

RESUME

MAY 2,9

7,8

END

TBA

BAPTISM OF HOLY SPIRIT

FINAL

 

1-Thanksgiving-Thursday Nov 23, 2017

2- Christmas-Monday Dec 25, 2017

3-Ash Wednesday –Feb 14, 2018

4-Easter –April 1, 2018

 

 

Evening Bible Study

Beginning Wednesday, September 14, from 7:30-9 p.m. in Meeting Room B.

by Jeff Cavins and Thomas Smith

Paul’s letter to the Ephesians reveals many remarkable gifts that we as Christians are given in the Church. This letter tells us about the nature of the Church – as a body, as a household, as a mystery, as a communion, as a bride, and as an army. It shows us the great inheritance that awaits us as sons and daughters, adopted fully into the family of God. It reveals how God’s great love for us can transform our daily lives if we allow it. Ephesians:Discover Your Inheritance is an 8-part Bible study that will enrich your faith, and show you how to live it out.

 

 

 

Welcome! We would love to have you join us on Wednesdays as we open the Word of God and encounter Jesus through each other, small groups, and study of The Bible and the Sacrametnts.

Applying the Scriptures to our everyday life can be a daunting task, but it is much easier when you aren't doing it alone.  At bible study, you will have the opportunity to build lasting friendships in Christ through praying and sharing the Word of God together.  We hope to see you there!

 

 

 

SMALL GROUPS

In addition to our weekly meetings, we have a vibrant community of small in-home-groups that meet throughout the year.  These small groups grow together in Catholic Christian Community with a special focus on varying devotions.

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  • 33 Days to Merciful Love
  • Resisting Happiness
  • Lectio-Peter
  • Opening the Word
  • A Biblical Walk Through the Mass
  • Discernment of Spirits

 

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