ICSJ Saturday Morning Scripture Study

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

Our Spring 2019 Series:
Exploring the Gospel of Mark


ICSJ's Saturday morning scripture group will be studying the Gospel of Mark using an 11-part DVD series. Prof Ian Boxall, a celebrated New Testament scholar who taught at Oxford for twenty years, will help us become more perceptive readers of Mark’s dense and challenging book. Under his expert guidance, we will explore what makes the Gospel of Mark unique: the “untamed” aspects of this Gospel, which embody the traditional symbol for St. Mark: the Lion; his distinctive presentation of Jesus and the disciples; his use of parables; and his symbolic use of geography.

We hope you can join us for one or all of these interesting and lively discussions as we explore and are inspired by the stark beauty of Mark’s Gospel.

Exploring the Gospel of Mark
Saturdays – 10:00–11:30 a.m.

Immaculate Conception Church
3rd-floor Meeting Room
Coffee will be served at 9:45 a.m.

May 4: Mark Among the Gospels
May 11: Setting the Scene: Preparing for Christ’s Ministry
May 18: No session due to ICSJ Service Day
May 25: Ministry Begins: Healing, Exorcisms, and Controversy
June 1: Understanding God’s Kingdom: Teaching in Parables
June 8: What Kind of Messiah? An Enigmatic Christ
June 15: Sea-Crossings and Picnics: The Significance of Geography
June 22: Learning to Follow Jesus: Disciples, Apostles, and the Twelve
June 29: Coming to See: The Journey to Jerusalem
July 6: Looking Beyond the Story: Questions about the Future
July 13: The Silence of God: The Passion and Death of Jesus
July 20: Search of an Ending: How Mark’s Gospel Finishes
July 27: The Impact of Mark’s Gospel

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!


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