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

The Bible and the Sacraments

Starts Wednesday, September 6th   (9:15-10:45am in the Parish Hall)

Joining Matthew Leonard from the St Paul Institute-this beautifully filmed, eleven-lesson series explores the sacraments of the Catholic Church, illuminating these “‘masterworks of God’ in the new and everlasting covenant” (CCC 1116). 

The Bible and the Sacraments is unlike any other study on the sacraments. Certainly it looks at the basic teaching of the Church as to their meaning and origin. But it goes further. It investigates the deeper mystery of the sacraments as illuminated by Sacred Scripture.  

Examining the rich relationship between the Old and New Testaments, it reveals the sacraments as more than mere earthly rituals. They are incredible “‘powers that come forth’ from the Body of Christ” (CCC 1116). 

The goal of The Bible and the Sacraments is to understand where the sacraments come from, what they mean, and why they are so important and foundational to our Catholic. **(series completes November 14th)    

 All are welcome at any point and there is no cost.

 

If you would like to purchase optional study materials the cost is $20.

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

 

 

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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