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.

             2) Another Wednesday group meets on Wednesday mornings.  They are currently a using a DVD program of the Little Rock Scripture Study on the Gospel of St. John.  This Gospel is very different than the synoptic Gospels of Matthew, Luke and John.  We see and learn much more about Jesus’ divine personage,  than the human person presented in the synoptic gospels; John does not trace Jesus’ earthly birth, but rather begins with His presence at the creation of the heavens and the earth. The group meets twice a month according to a pre-set calendar.  Contact Marianne McKeague at mmckeague@stalexanderparish.org for information and/or a schedule.

3)  The Sunday Evening group began a study of The Prophets on January 7, 2018.  The Prophets is another DVD study from Ascension Press, this one featuring Thomas Smith and Sarah Christmyer.   

 The Prophets (subtitled Messengers of God’s Mercy) explores the premise that if we consider that God is the Divine Bridegroom and the Church is his Bride, then the prophets can be seen as “spiritual marriage counselors.” They afflict the comfortable and comfort the afflicted, calling us to return to our covenant relationship with God. They urge us to repentance, warn us of the dangers of sin, and announce the blessings of faithfulness. Their prophetic words speak to us even today, as they draw us closer to our heavenly Bridegroom, and show us how to share him with others.   Contact Betty St. Louis at bettyst.louis@comcast.net or call her at 630-279-9357.