On this page you will find the dates for 2016-2017 series of Bible talks and some of the recordings from 2014
Scripture from Scratch: Praying your Way to Easter with St John’s Gospel by Sr Anne Walsh OP
Where: Niland Conference Centre, Rosary Priory, 93 Elstree Road, Bushey Heath, Herts. WD23 4EE
When: 7.30-9.00pm, 9 & 23 February; 9 & 23 March; 6 April 2017.
Registration is required. Email at email@example.com and indicate your name and the date of the event. If you do not have an access to the Internet, please leave a voice message at 020 7931 6078. Suggested donation £5 per session.
Mark Gospel: A basic handbook for discipleship with Fr John Hemer
This series of talks consist of 6 self-contained lectures. Participants are very welcome to attend all the series or some of the lectures. All the lectures will be audio recorded and available on the diocesan website at http://rcdow.org.uk/faith/adult-formation/bible-studies/
Where: Vaughan House, 46 Francis Street, SW1P 1QN
Mon 23rd Jan 2017
Mon 20th Feb 2017
Mon 13th Mar 2017
Mon 15th May 2017
Registration is required. Email at firstname.lastname@example.org and indicate your name and the date of the event. If you do not have an access to the Internet, please leave a voice message at 020 7931 6078. Suggested donation £4.
Scripture from Scratch series of talks: Biblical Models of Discipleship (Central London)
Tue 20th Oct 2015, Overview of the Programme by Brian Purfield
Mon 9th Nov 2015, Biblical Theology of Vocation by Fr John Hemer
Wed 2nd Dec 2015, Mary as Model Disciple by Brian Purfield
Mon 18th Jan 2016, Isaiah and his teachings as a model of how to respond in faith to changing circumstances by Fr John Hemer
Thu 25th Feb 2016, Peter: Model of Reconciled Disciple by Brian Purfield
Mon 14, Mar 2016, “How does Jesus teaching in the parables help us live our vocation? by Fr John Hemer
Tue 12th Apr 2016, Mary Magdalen: The Witnessing Disciple by Brian Purfield
Mon 9th May 2016, Paul: The Missionary Disciple, How Paul helps people live out their Christian vocation in differing circumstances? by Fr John Hemer
Sat 11th June 2016, 10.00am – 2.00pm Retreat Day by Brian Purfield
Recordings of the Scripture from Scratch Programe of 2014-2015
OPEN/INFORMATION EVENING: BIBLE FROM SCRATCH
Introduction (1st Part)
Introduction (2nd Part)
Session for Parish Readers
INTRODUCTION TO THE GOSPELS
THE GOSPEL OF MARK
THE GOSPEL OF MATTHEW
THE GOSPEL OF LUKE
INTRODUCTION TO THE OLD TESTAMENT: EXODUS EXPERIENCE & COVENANT (Fr Peter Burrows)
THE GOSPEL OF JOHN (Fr John Hemer)
(Please note this recording is in two sections)
INTRODUCTION TO PAULINE WRITINGS
PAULINE THEMES (Fr John Hemer)
THE PSALMS (Fr John Hemer)
What is next?
Bible studies attract people from all walks of life and they all bring different expectations. There are many different ways to study the Bible. One of the ways is to listen to good talks on the Bible. The quality of the speaker is most important in this case. Some parishes go with “one-off” talk and some run a series of talks on the Bible.
The second, and perhaps most common approach is to have a Bible study group when one of the parishioners or individual group leader leads the group. Many different materials can be used. Some of them provide a good explanation of the text to be reflected on and prayed about. Any good Catholic bookshop will have a number of Bible study guides on offer. It is up to the group to decide how and what they would like to do.
If the parish is interested in getting some help, please contact the Agency for Evangelisation.