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Tuesday Morning Bible Study                                                    

James: Pearls for Wise Living

DATE:  Jan 14,-April 22, 2014
TIME:  9:00-11:45 am
PLACE:  Religious Education Center
FACILITATORS:  Regina Johnson, Kay Quenan, Joe Kanusky

James is one of the most practical books of the Bible.  Like the book of Proverbs, it is a book of wisdom, a collection of teachings on issues faced by ordinary Christians in everyday life. These teachings speak loudly to all those who feel torn between the competing demands of this world and their faith.  This study offers “pearls for wise living” by applying the wisdom of James to the present day.  For anyone who has struggled to live a truly Christian life, James offers a wealth of practical solutions for handling and even sanctifying everyday circumstances. You will:  Find an anchor to hold you steady through the storms of life. Learn how just a few small words can change your entire life for better or for worse. See how God\'s wisdom helps us face suffering and temptation. Learn the secret to finding joy in the midst of trials. Find value in suffering. Find reason to trust in God\'s providence over wealth or position or personal talent. Learn to recognize the source of discord and the way to peace. DVD series taught by Jeff Cavins and Sarah Christmyer. 

Schedule of Topics for Sessions
January 14, 2014                     Introduction to James Pearls for Wise Living
January 21, 2014                     James 1:2-18:  Wisdom for Tough Times
January 28, 2014                     James 1:19-27:  Wisdom and Pure Religion
February 4, 2014                     James 2:1-13:  Wisdom and the Law of Love
February 11, 2014                   James 2:14-26:  Faith Works with Wisdom
February 18, 2014                   James 3:1-12:  Wisdom is Known through Speech
February 25, 2014                   James 3:13-18:  Wisdom: False and True
March 4, 2014                         James 4:1-10:  Wisdom in Relationships
March 11, 2014                       Spring Break
March 18, 2014                       James 4:11 - 5:6:  A Wise Perspective for Living
March 25, 2014                       James 5:7-11:  The Wisdom of Patience
April 1, 2014                            James 5:12-20:  The Wisdom of Confession and Prayer
April 22, 2014                          Last Class

Participants may purchase materials from Mary Regina Bookstore.

To register, contact Joe Kanusky at 281.265.4084.

Thursday Afternoon Or Evening Scripture Studies                                                                                                           

DATE: January 16, 2014-May 29, 2014
Afternoon Sessions
TIME:  1:00-2:30 P.M.
PLACE: RE Center, A210

Afternoon and evening options

Thursday Evening Sessions
TIME:  7:15-8:30 P.M.
PLACE:  RE Center, Room A200
FACILITATOR (for both sessions): Julie Evett

Outlined below are the studies that will take place on Thursday afternoons and evenings:  January 16-April 10, 2014, “Jesus the Messianic King Matthew’s Gospel Part I”, by Stephen Binz, and May 1- July 3, 2014, “Act of the Apostles Part 2”, by Stephen J Binz.

For more information contact Julie at jevett@comcast.net

Men's Bible Study

DATE:  Mondays, Sept 9, 2013-June 30, 2014
TIME:  7:30-9:00 P.M.
PLACE:  Room C in the Parish Courtyard
DATE:  Tuesdays,  Sept 3, 2013-June 24, 2014  
TIME:   6:00-7:30 A.M.
PLACE:  Room C in the Parish Courtyard
FACILITATOR: Steve Ewbank, parishioner

“The Book of Exodus”
Monday evening will study Exodus and learn that God more than just seeking to free His people from the domination of Pharaoh, God desired to free His people from the far more sinister tyranny of sin, so they could live the authentic freedom that belongs to children of God.  Because of this, the Exodus story is not just Israel’s story, it is our story as well, it tells us who God is and what He calls us to be.

“Sunday’s Readings”
In this Bible study on Tuesday mornings, we examine the readings for next Sunday’s Mass. This permits a better understanding of Scripture.  Various commentaries can provide an in-depth meaning of Sunday’s readings. For more information call Steve Ewbank at 281.980.5575.

Catholic Men Called to be Saints

(Formerly That Man Is You)
Thursdays, Sept 5, 2013-June 29, 2014
6:00 A.M.-7:30 A.M.
RE Center Large Gathering Room

Join us in an 11 week DVD study of “Revelation: The Kingdom Yet to Come.” Revelation is intended to reveal the divine mysteries to us. We see how our faith, our liturgy, and our worship are in participation in the liturgy of heaven. This is a group of men, of all ages, that come together to foster an environment where men can speak to each other about spiritual and practical ideas, allowing men to open up about concerns and struggles in a secure and confidential way.

For more information contact Jim Kij at jimkij@comcast.net.


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