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Bible Study in the New Year!
The Gospel of Matthew
Standing at the start of the New Testament, the Gospel of Matthew provides a bridge from the Jewish world awaiting a Messiah to the emerging Christian world of Jesus and his followers. This Gospel introduces us to Jesus as the Master Teacher whose words of instruction are captured in large teaching sections. Part One covers Matthew 1:1—16:28, from the birth of Jesus through much of his public teaching life, to the first prediction of his passion. Commentary, study and reflection questions, prayer, and access to recorded lectures are included. This second part of the study of Matthew starts with the Transfiguration of Jesus in 17:1, and reveals a growing tension as Jesus ministers around Jerusalem, is arrested, is crucified, and rises to new life. Revealed as Emmanuel (God with us) at the start of the Gospel, Jesus will promise his continuing presence as the disciples are commissioned at the close of the Gospel.
Because materials are provided, registration is required. This study is limited to 20 participants. Registration closes on 1/5/2020.
Dates: Wednesdays – 1/22, 1/29, 2/5, 2/12, 2/19, 2/26, 3/4, 3/11, 3/18, 3/25 (10 sessions)
Time: 10:00-11:30am (hospitality available starting at 9:30am)
Location: Padua Room in the Community Center
Facilitators: Barbara Efird and Cindy Cardello
Cost: $25 per person (includes two books containing commentary, study, reflection questions, and prayer, online access to recorded lectures, hospitality, and other materials)
For more information, contact Jennifer.Fiduccia@stfrancisraleigh.org.
Preparing for Advent and Christmas: Living the Word
Homily Helpers with Fr. Steve Kluge
A great and easy way to live the Advent Season of preparation for Christmas is to spend some time reflecting on the upcoming Sunday readings. Join Fr. Steve K. on Mondays after daily mass from 9:45 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. as we break open and discover how the Scriptures speak to us. (This is a great way to help the presiders in their homily preparation, too!)
Wednesday Evening Prayer
Pray without ceasing: This is the mandate of Paul’s first letter to the Thessalonians. Historically, one way the Church has practiced this is through praying the Psalms at set times during the day–a practice called the Liturgy of the Hours. Our community will participate in this way of “praying without ceasing” through Evening Prayer on Wednesday evenings from 6:30-7:00pm in the church. Everyone is welcome to attend, learn about, and join the voices of Christians throughout time as we pray through the Psalms!
Questions? Email Tim.Hetzel@stfrancisraleigh.org.