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Scripture Study

The St. James Scripture Study Groups meet on a weekly basis using an approved Catholic resource. 

The format for each group begins with prayer and special intentions, followed by discussion of the questions and answers from study materials that are available for purchase. Those groups studying from The Great Adventure Series also include a weekly viewing of a fifty-minute DVD. 

The Bible speaks to each of us in our own unique situations. In it God teaches us the truths that we need for the sake of our salvation. Enhance your understanding of the faith and your appreciation of the Holy Mass by reading and studying Scripture. Join us and be lead to a new and better way of life, making each day a conversion experience.

The St. James Scripture Study Groups meet on a weekly basis using an approved Catholic resource. Currently groups are using study books from The Great Adventure Bible Series by Jeff Cavins, Word on Fire by Bishop Robert Barron, or Bible study materials from St. Joseph Communications.

Each class has a moderator. The format for each group begins with prayer, viewing of a 25-50 minute DVD followed by discussion of the questions and answers from study materials that are available for purchase. Members are encouraged to bring their Bible to class and other resources, such as The Catechism of the Catholic Church.

Sessions run from September through December or January through May for a 10 part series, or September through May for a 20 or 24 part series.

This year our classes include:

  • Sundays 1:30pm—3:00pm 
    St. James Library — Co-ed
    The Prophets; Seven Deadly Sins, Seven Lively Virtues
     
  • Tuesdays 9:30am 
    Knecht Conference Room — Co-ed
    Psalms; Mary: A Biblical Walk With the Blessed Mother
     
  • Wednesdays 9:15am—11:00am 
    Knecht Meeting Room — Women
    Hearts Afire Series (group is currently full)
     
  • Wednesdays 9:15am—11:00am
    Knecht Conference Room — Women
    Follow Me: The Gospel of John; Lectio: Peter
     
  • Thursdays 7:00pm—9:00pm 
    School Art Room — Women
    Mystery of God; Untold Blessings; The Prophets
     
  • Fridays 9:00am-11:00am
    Knecht Conference Room - Women and Children
    Book Group - contact Lynn Dommel for details. Title chosen at first meeting. 

Other studies include one for our teachers on Monday afternoons and home-based studies. 

New studies are also forming for men. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the St. James Scripture Study Coordinators: Donnamaria Duatschek at 703-241-2616, or Jane Harvey at 703-819-5201.