St. Vincent de Paul Parish Scripture Study

Wildwood, Florida, USA

There  wil be no Bible Study on Wednesday, December 26
Welcome

At St. Vincent de Paul Parish we come together weekly  to study Sacred Scripture. Ours is an ongoing program, no experience is necessary, and everyone is invited. Come join us as we journey together through God's inspired Word.


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
The Basics

What you might want to know about our Scripture study:
 
  • It is ongoing. You may join at any time.
  • 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 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. 
  • We meet every Wednesday. You can choose either of two sessions. Come join us.

        Wednesday Morning - from 8:45 to 9:45
        (after 8:00 a.m. Mass)
 
        Wednesday Evening - from 5:30 to 6:30
 

  • Both sessions meet in the Prayer/Adoration Room, located in the main church, behind the sanctuary. There's an outside entrance on the street side of the church.

Introductory Documents. If you're new to our Bible Study, you might find the followng introductory documents useful. Just click on the document and you can then download or print it.




New Documents

The first study guide for the book of Numbers is complete. It covers the first section of the book, though Numbers 10.10. You can access it on our Documents page or click on this direct link:  Study Guide 36: Numbers I

I've also recently completed the study guide for the book of Leviticus: Study Guide 35: Leviticus .

I hope to prepare study guides for the remainder of Numbers soon. No nagging, please.

Choosing a Bible

You can choose from a number of Catholic Bibles in English language translations. The most popular include:
 
  • 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 also many older translations, 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.
What We're Studying Now ​​

Having copleted our study of the book of Exodus, We are now studying the book of Numbers. Keep in mind that our two sessions (morning & evening) do not progress at the same speed and rarely study the same chapters at any given time.

Once we complete our study through Numbers 10:10, we will turn briefly to the book of Leviticus, and then return to Numbers. 

You can download Deacon Dana's study guides and many other documents by visiting the  Documents page of this site.