Catholic Scripture Study International
An Introduction to the Theology of the Body
The Book of Hebrews
Catholic Scripture Study
International (CSS) is an in-depth yet easy to understand study that is written
in light of Catholic Tradition. It offers solid scripture teaching that is easy
for beginners to understand, yet informative and challenging enough for the more
advanced Bible student. This is the seventh year that CSS is offered at our
parish. However, no previous Bible Study experience is necessary in order to
enjoy these classes!
Classes will take place on
Registration: The cost of the booklet for TOB is $12, the cost of the materials for the study of Hebrews is $33, and the total for both studies is $45. You may fill out a registration form in the Parish Office to indicate the class or classes you plan to attend, and drop off a check made payable to MBS Church. Register by August 27 in order to have the materials in time for the first TOB class. Late registrations will be accepted, however there may be a shipping charge added to the cost of the materials.
Theology of the Body (TOB), Sept.-Oct. 2012: For the first five years of his pontificate, Blessed John Paul II gave a weekly address on a topic which he called "theology of the body." By delving deeply into the first chapters of Genesis, the Sermon on the Mount, St. Paulís teaching on the human body, and other scripture, Blessed John Paul explored the meaning of the human body and how the human body is a "study of God." In weekly 30-minute lectures Christopher West will keep you entertained while presenting this beautiful teaching in language that beginners can understand! There is no homework for this 8-week class! We will listen to the weekly lecture and discuss it in small groups.
The Book of Hebrews, Nov. 2012-Apr. 2013: There is some homework for this 16-week class, usually reading a chapter from Hebrews and a few pages of commentary written by Dr. Scott Hahn and Mark Shea. There are also 10 questions. We are often referred to a few verses from other parts of the Bible, the commentary, or a paragraph from the Catechism of the Catholic Church in order to answer the questions. In class we discuss the commentary and take turns sharing our answers to the questions in small groups. In the last half hour of class we will listen to a lecture on DVD by Fr. Mitch Pacwa.
This dynamic Bible Study and fellowship will increase your love of Scripture and strengthen your faith! For more information, call Eileen Finkenkeller at 817-265-4484 or Chris Jarboe at 817-277-8559.
About the Authors and Lecturer for the study of Hebrews from the website www.cssprogram.net :
"Dr. Scott Hahn is one of the world's most successful Catholic authors and teachers. He is the founder and Chairman for the St. Paul Center for Biblical Theology...."
"Mark Shea is a noted Catholic author, award-winning columnist and nationally known speaker...."
Fr. Mitch Pacwa, S.J. is a respected Scripture Scholar, author, and well-known host of EWTN television and radio programs. He has taught at the high school, university, and seminary level, and he speaks 12 languages fluently!
The lecturer for An Introduction to the Theology of the Body:
Christopher West is an author and theologian who travels the globe promoting an integral, biblical vision of human life, love, and sexuality. He has offered graduate and undergraduate courses in various seminaries and is one of the most sought after speakers in the Church today.
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2010-2011 Monday Evening Catholic Scripture Study Class
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