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. 

Presenting our Winter/Spring 2017 Series

The Old Testament: Wisdom, Insight and Timeless Stories

Journey through the Garden of Eden, the reigns of King David and King Solomon, beautiful poetry and the wisdom of the prophets.


To understand Christianity, an appreciation of the Old Testament is vital. Now, you can explore it in full in our Winter/Spring 2017 Scripture Study Series—The Old Testament with one of the leading Old Testament scholars in the country. In this sweeping video-assisted course, Fr. Richard Clifford, S.J., will take you through the Old Testament book-by-book, exploring its fascinating historical and societal milieu, and how it prefigures and lends so much meaning to the New Testament. This is more than a Bible study: it is a profound program that will lead you to discover valuable insights into your own life and faith.

Father Richard J. Clifford, S.J.

Father Richard J. Clifford, S.J.

Father Richard J. Clifford, S.J., is a leading scriptural scholar and Professor of Old Testament in the Boston College School of Theology and Ministry.  Read more about Fr. Clifford here. "Clifford has a remarkable ability to simplify complex texts, to address readers directly, and to convince them that ancient literature is worth their attention,” says James L. Crenshaw, Professor of Old Testament at Duke University

All parishioners and all ages are welcome to attend! 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!

The Old Testament Series will be presented in three parts beginning with the following topics:

  • April 1 — The Second Book of Samuel: David and His Family
  • April 8  — 1 & 2 Kings: Israel, Judah and the Exile
  • April 29 — Wisdom Literature:  Proverbs and Qoheleth
  • May 6 — Ancient Near East Protest Literature and Job
  • May 13 — Sirach and the Book of Wisdom

Yes, I plan to attend "The Old Testament" Scripture Study Series!

Saturdays, 10:00-11:30 a.m.
Immaculate Conception 3rd-floor Meeting Room
Breakfast refreshments will be served.

Remember, you may choose one or all!
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