bible    St. Alexander Parish currently has several Bible Study groups.

   If you are interested in any of them, please call the Parish Office (690.833.7730), leave your name or e-mail address and they will have someone from the group contact you.

        1) A year-round group meets every Wednesday morning at 9am in the Parish Center Parlor.  They begin with some sharing and use the current missalette to discuss the readings for the coming Sunday, and end with prayer.  There is no need to ‘join’ or ‘register’ for this group; all are welcome whenever they are able to attend.  For more information, you can contact Dee Reitz at deilreitz@yahoo.com.

           James  2) Another Wednesday day-time group is currently studying the Epistle of St. James in 2016-17, using a DVD program by Jeff Cavins:

James: Pearls for Wise Living by Jeff Cavins & Sarah Christmyer

This study offers ideas for living by applying the wisdom of James to the present. For anyone who has struggled to live a truly Christian life, James offers a wealth of practical solutions for handling and even sanctifying everyday circumstances.  James is perhaps the only ‘Wisdom’ book in the New Testament, with similarities to Proverbs, Sirach, and other ‘Wisdom’ books of the Old Testament.

This group meets approximately twice a month from September, 2016  to Easter, 2017. Contact mmckeague@stalexanderparish.org for information and/or a schedule.

Gospel of St. John3.) The Sunday evening group is studying the Gospel of St. John from Little Rock Publications in 2016-17.  John’s Gospel tells the life story of Jesus.  It follows Jesus through his public ministry of ‘signs’ that lead to his passion, death, resurrection, and ultimate ascent to the ‘glory’ of his heavenly Father. Many of Jesus’ miracles and teachings in John appear in no other gospel and what is common to John and any of the synoptic gospels (Matthew, Mark and Luke) is always told in a distinctive fashion by John. John places a special emphasis on Jesus’ commandment to ‘Love one another as I love you’ (John 15:12). If you have questions contact Betty St. Louis at bettyst.louis@comcast.net  for information and and/or a schedule