“Faith is our response to a Word which engages us personally, to a 'Thou' who calls us by name.”
Pope Francis
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EDUCATION: Formed in His Communion

Bible Studies

Come join fellow St. John's parishioners in deeper companionship with Christ through lectio divina, "where the Word of God is so read and meditated that it becomes prayer" (Catechism, 1177).

St. John the Evangelist launched the Bible Study series offered by Ascension Press in 2009.  The first Study, started on Sept. 23, was “The Bible Timeline: The Story of Salvation.”  The 24 lessons in “The Bible Timeline” guide the student of Scripture through the reading of the biblical narrative. 

In 2010, “Matthew: The King and his Kingdom,” another 24-part study, was the follow-up to the Scripture narrative in “The Bible Timeline.”  The gospel of Matthew explores the life and mission of Jesus.

Following Matthew was “Acts: The Spread of the Kingdom.” This study shows how the Church continued the work of Christ after the coming of the Holy Spirit. 

These three Studies were designed to form a solid foundation for an ongoing parish Bible Study program.

In 2012, the Bible Study group covered “James: Pearls for Wise Living” described as a “book of wisdom.”  James is a compilation of teachings intended to help the fledgling church in the face of persecution.

On Jan. 15, 2014, SJE will offer the study of “Psalms: The School of Prayer” which is an introduction to the book of Psalms in the Old Testament. The psalms are poetry meant to be sung, "preferably to the accompaniment of musical instruments and in the context of worship.” They are an integral part of the Liturgy of the Word at Mass and make up a treasury of worship music.

You may also join in any of these 10 Minutes Study Courses (all free of charge):  
        Reflections on the "O Anthiphon,"
        90 day Bible Reading Challenge, and

        The Meaning Behind the Mystery: The Parts of The Mass,
by signing up at
These are going to be the best spent 10 minutes of your life!



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Prayer for illumination

O Lord and lover of men, shine in our hearts the pure light of your divine knowledge, and open the eyes of our mind to the understanding of your Gospel teaching....For you are the light of our souls and of our bodies, Christ O God, and we give glory to you, together with your eternal Father and your all-holy, good and life-giving Spirit, now and forever, world without end. Amen.

-St. John Chrysostom (347-407)

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