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

  Fr. Anthony Gittins, Ph.D

Fr. Anthony Gittins, Ph.D

What does it really mean to be a disciple of Jesus? In the Bible, Jesus says to His followers, “If you continue in my word, you are truly my disciples; and you will know the truth, and the truth will make you free.” Now, you can discover this “truth” and how to spread His Word through your own life.

Join us for Discipleship, a 12-part video-assisted course led by world-renowned scholar Fr. Anthony Gittins, Ph.D.  Discipleship is expertly taught with clear examples and an engaging style you will find moving and compelling. In Discipleship, you will explore the two vital elements that compose discipleship: mission and evangelization. Mission is God’s work—the heart of the mystery we call God, which has literally been brought to earth and incarnated in Jesus. Jesus came to do the work of the one who “missioned” Him through evangelization: the dynamic diffusion of the Gospel of Salvation through everything He does.

One burning question remains: what will happen to this mission, started before time began and continued through the life and work of Jesus, when Jesus returns to His Father after the Resurrection?

The answer is, quite simply, discipleship. No one understands the meaning of discipleship better than Fr. Gittins, a man who has dedicated his life to mission. He eloquently demonstrates how New Testament discipleship can be applied to your life today. Through these absorbing lectures, you will come to understand how you are called to follow Jesus and continue God’s mission. This course is singularly outstanding. As a thoughtful Catholic, you will love Discipleship.  Join us and discover how to follow Jesus on His path today!

Discipleship:  Part 1

  • February 24:  Mission, Evangelization, and Discipleship
  • March 3:  Exploring and Explaining Evangelization
  • March 10:  Discipleship, Part I
  • March 17:  Discipleship, Part II
  • March 24:  The Story of the Rich Man (Mark 10:17-31)

Discipleship:  Part 2  (following a break for Easter)

  • April 14: Bartimaeus (Mark 10:32-51)
  • April 21: The Bent-Over Woman (Luke 13:10-17)
  • April 28: A Memorable Moment (Mark 14)
  • May 5: A Man’s Request, a Woman’s Resolve (Mark 5:21-43)
  • May 12: The Gift of a Stranger (Luke 34:13-35)
  • May 19: Peter and Thomas
  • May 26: The Cost of Discipleship 

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 the Discipleship 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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