Women’s Catholic Bible Study (WCBS) is entering it's 20th year at St. John Neumann Catholic Church.
WCBS invites all women to continue in our 2019 -2020 studies on Wednesday morning 10 am-Noon. On August 28th - April 29th, we start with the Gospel of Mark and continue The Sacraments both by Catholic Scripture Study. Registration form can be picked up in the parish office, RE office, or here on the parish website (Download the Registration form by selecting here).
St. Augustine - "To fall in love with God is the greatest of all romances, to seek him, the greatest Adventure."
Mark: The Gospel Through the Eyes of Peter, a verse-by-verse guide through the authoritative teachings of Peter, composed by his follower Mark. Since Peter was the first of the apostles, his teaching had tremendous authority in shaping as to how the life of Christ was first presented.
Take a deep dive into one of the most foundational books of the Bible - Catholic Scripture Study at it's finest. This compelling study is a life-changing experience of following Christ as an original disciple, like whom you will hear the Lord's call, and understand it like never before - driving you to go out into the world as His follower and share the Good News. The session structure remains with two videos - the Teaching Video (10-15 minutes) by Michael Pakaluk, PhD, a scholar considered an expert of the Gospel of Mark, followed by the Pastoral Life Application Video by Fr. Patrick Winslow (5-7 minutes), a Catholic Scripture Study presenter favorite.
The Sacraments are the very lifeblood of our soul, yet in the midst of our busy lives, we can fail to understand their power and importance. Without them, we are spiritually dead. With them, the very life of God runs through us.
In this new 8-part program from Saint Benedict Press, the Church's Sacraments are presented in such a way that no viewer will ever again take them for granted. Host Fr. Matthew Kauth brilliantly illuminates not only the the scriptural foundation and profound spiritual realities of each sacrament but also the necessity of each as a means to living a happy and fulfilled life that leads to heaven.
Complementing Fr. Kauth's teachings, Sacraments includes interviews, profiles, biographies on the saints, scriptural reenactments, and other compelling features to show the power of the sacraments. Filmed on location at some of the most beautiful churches in the country, this groundbreaking program will teach the faithful how vital the sacraments are and inspire intrigue in their profound mysteries.
Christ told us, "Where your treasure is, there will your heart be also." Stop searching for the treasures of this world that only leave your heart empty, but instead, welcome the treasures he is waiting to give you...the treasures of his divine life.
How the sacraments are anchored in the life and death of Jesus and are the medium through which he pours his life into our souls.
Discovering the purpose, meaning, and symbolism behind the matter of the sacraments.
Understanding how Christ administers his sacraments through human hands and what our own role is in receiving them.
An expert dissection of the instrumentality, effects, elements, character, and fruits of each sacrament.
WCBS is open to all women, those who have been studying for years and newcomers to Bible Study! Home preparation includes study questions. The material is then covered in small group discussions followed by a teaching lecture on Wednesday morning. Nursery is Available.
Come and enjoy Music, Fellowship, Study and Prayer with other women. Starting August 28th thru April 29th at 10:00 a.m. till noon.
"Lord, Teach Me to Pray" for Women
Lord Teach Me To Pray is a three-part Ignatian prayer series developed in 2001 to meet the desire of men and women for on-going spiritual growth as they respond to the call to holiness and to a deeper commitment to Jesus Christ as Lord. It was developed as an outreach program to bring the Holy Spirit into our daily lives in facilitated faith-sharing prayer communities, where the Lord, himself, teaches them to pray. Lord Teach Me To Pray is part of the New Evangelization as understood in the writings and initiatives of Blessed John Paul II, Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI and Pope Francis. The mission of Lord, Teach Me To Pray consists in enabling men and women to grow in their knowledge and love of Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior, thus facilitating their eternal salvation and that of their family.
Part 1: Praying Christian Virtues
Praying Christian Virtues will introduce you to the meditative and contemplative way of prayer devised by St. Ignatius of Loyola, enabling you to further develop your prayer life.This 12 week program is facilitated in a group setting, meets for 2 hours once a week, and requires fifteen minutes of daily prayer on assigned scriptures.(No prerequisites)
Part 2: My 19th Annotation
This communal approach allows you to do the full Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius of Loyola.You will pray for all the graces that are offered while experiencing the direction of the Holy Spirit through weekly Faith Sharing on your daily prayer.This 30 week program is facilitated in a group setting, meets for 2 hours once a week, and requires thirty to forty-five minutes of daily prayer on assigned scriptures. (Part 1 is a prerequisite.)
Part 3: Discernment & Gifts of the Spirit
Through catechesis on the Gifts of the Holy Spirit, praying St. Ignatius’ Rules of Discernment, and weekly Faith Sharing on your daily prayer, you will experience the grace of growing in sensitivity to God’s presence, enabling you to become more responsive to His daily call.This 14 week program is facilitated in a group setting, meets for 2 hours once a week, and requires forty-five to sixty minutes of daily prayer on assigned scriptures. (Parts 1 and 2 are prerequisites.)
Contact Chris, if you are interested in learning to pray in a more meaningful way.