ICSJ Parish Scripture Study

Throughout the year, members of the Immaculate Conception and St. Joseph Parish community gather for discussions designed to help them grow in their knowledge of the Scriptures while deepening their understanding of the riches of our Catholic faith. 

Our Current Series

Seek First the Kingdom: A Spiritual Retreat

We've been delving into the new and old testaments; now we look in a deeper way into what the scriptures mean for us.  


In the DVD series Seek you first the Kingdom  we will find enlightenment about what it means to be a disciple of Christ today, as well as encouragement for our spiritual journey.

Fr. Anthony Gittins, Ph.D

Fr. Anthony Gittins, Ph.D

Our presenter is Fr. Anthony Gittins, Ph.D., a world-renowned scholar who delivered the keynote address for the 2012 Los Angeles Religious Education Congress. A teacher par excellence and scholar at the Catholic Theological Union, Fr. Gittins will guide us to  a deeper understanding about what it means to search for Christ.

Through ten 35-minute conferences, we will cover the most vital topics about what it means to live a Christian life today. We will explore such traditional themes as hope, the Holy Spirit, and spirituality.  We will look at the  captivating topics imagination, adventure, and growing old. The conference on Conversion, will reexamine essential topics for lifelong Christians.  Community and Communitas will introduce us to themes that may not be as familiar.  Finally, in Do This in Memory of Me, we will discover anew the words of Jesus.

If you want to deepen your faith, if you hunger and thirst for God’s justice and God’s kingdom, if you'd like to engage with other parishioners, please join us.

Seek You First the Kingdom: Session 1

  • November 4 — Hope
  • November 11 — Spirituality
  • November 18 — The Holy Spirit
  • December 2 — Imagination

In January we continue with A Spirit of Adventure, Conversion, Prophecy, Community and Communitas, Growing in Age and Wisdom and Do This in Memory of Me.

Newcomers are always welcome! 

Try one session, or come to all. You’ll gain new insights into the riches of our faith while enjoying the fellowship of other parishioners! 

Please RSVP by submitting the form below.  We look forward to seeing you!

Yes, I plan to attend "Seek You First the Kingdom" Scripture Study Series!

Saturdays, 10:00-11:30 a.m.
Immaculate Conception 3rd-floor Meeting Room
Coffee will be served at 9:45 a.m.

Remember, you may choose one or all!
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