St. Vincent de Paul Parish Scripture Study

Wildwood, Florida, USA

Welcome

At St. Vincent de Paul Parish we come together weekly  to study Sacred Scripture. Ours is an ongoing program, and everyone is invited to attend.

​Wanted!

​People who would like to deepen their faith and live it more completely through a better understanding of Sacred Scripture.

No experience necessary. Details are provided below and more information can be found on the other pages of this website.

​Come join us as we journey together through God's inspired Word.

What We're Studying Now

We have just begun our 2017 summer hiatus. Both Bible Study groups (morning and evening) will begin again on Wednesday, September 6, 2017. The morning session will begin with Exodus, Chapter 1, while the evening session will begin with Exodus, Chapter  8.

Note: Our two sessions (morning & evening) do not progress at the same speed and rarely study the same chapters at any given time.
Summer Scripture Course

Join Deacon Dana as he presents a five-session course during our Bible Study summer hiatus. The course is entitled: ​Temple and the Presence of God.

The course will begin on Wednesday, June 7, 2017, and continue every second Wednesday: June 21, July 5, July 19, and August 2. The course will be held in the Prayer Room of the Church and each session will begin at 5:30 p.m. and last approximately one hour.

For more details on the course, click here: Temple and the Presence of God.pdf

As the course progresses, course handouts and PowerPoint presentatrions will be placed on this website's Documents page.
Prayer Before Reading Your Bible

Come, Holy Spirit, fill us with Your gifts of knowledge and wisdom, strengthen us with Your heavenly grace, so that we may grasp with our minds, treasure in our hearts, and carry out in our lives all the teachings of Your holy Book and Your holy Church that lead to salvation. Amen.

“For the word of God is living and active, sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing to the division of soul and spirit, of joints and marrow, and discerning the thoughts and intentions of the heart.” - Heb 4:12
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The Basics

What you need to know about our Scripture study:
 
  • This is an ongoing Bible Study. You may join at any time.
 
  • We study the Bible as an integrated whole: as the Word of God in which the Old Testament is fulfilled in the New.
 
  • Sessions are facilitated by Deacon Dana or occasionally by one or more of our regular participants.  
 
  • Everyone is invited. No need to sign-up; just show up. No homework. No pressure. If you don't have a Bible, come anyway. 
 
  • We meet every Wednesday. You can choose either of two sessions (both meet in the Prayer/Adoration Room, located in the church, behind the sanctuary):
 
Wednesday Morning - from 8:45 to 9:45 (after 8:00 a.m. Mass)
 
Wednesday Evening - from 6:00 to 7:00
 
Come, join us.
Choosing a Bible

You can choose from a relatively large number of Catholic Bibles in English language translations. Among the most popular are:
 
  • Revised Standard Version – Catholic Edition [RSV-CE];
 
  • New Revised Standard Version – Catholic Edition [NRSV-CE];
     
  • New American Bible [NAB];
     
  • Jerusalem Bible;
     
  • New Jerusalem Bible;
 
There are a number of older translations as well, but most people today find their language difficult to follow, and some translations are not as accurate as more recent versions.
 
In our Bible Study, we generally use both the Revised Standard Version - Catholic Edition [RSV-CE] and the New American Bible [NAB]. Although I personally prefer the former, the latter is the same translation used at Mass in the United States, so most people are familiar with it.
 
For more information on selecting a Bible, visit the links page of this site.