Adult

Saint Brigid Parish offerings:

Adult Faith Formation:

Short courses are offered through the year at various times, usually evenings and Sunday afternoons, and include DVD presentations and group discussion. These sessions are led by Lay Ministers and are held in the Faith Formation library situated in the parish school building. For more information contact Anne Marie 989-835 8831 ext. 53

Adult Bible Study:

Weekly bible study is held every Tuesday afternoon from 1:15pm – 2:45pm in the Faith Formation library in the  parish school. Those who attend deepen their understanding  of the Bible and also find their faith strengthened and affirmed. We rely on  the Holy Spirit to help us arrive at ways to apply God’s word to our daily  lives. For more information contact Karla 989-835-2735

Sunday Lectionary Based Studies:

Between formal  studies, this group uses the Little Rock format of conversational prayer and  discussion questions prepared by a facilitator for the three readings  (pericopes) in the Lectionary for the next Sunday’s Mass. Minimum preparation  involves being familiar with the designated readings. The weekly Sunday  bulletin lists the Lectionary readings to be proclaimed the following Sunday.  Attendance can be on a drop-in basis, although there is a core group of weekly  attendees. Bring your Bible. Beneficial for everyone, especially useful for  lectors.

Formal Studies:

During each year at least two structured  studies are scheduled. The format includes reading, discussion, a DVD  presentation and prayer. Formal studies are planned according to the Liturgical  Season, so that they the cycle of readings. Notices for sign-up  of formal studies appear in the Sunday bulletin.  There have been two studies a year: one in the fall and one in the  winter on Tuesdays at 1:15pm. Small groups discuss the questions provided, which  often leads to testimony about living life following the Risen Christ.

Internet Web Sites:

There are many Web Sites on the Internet providing weekly  Lectionary Bible studies. The list below is only partial, but are  Catholic-based and are used by some scripture students at Saint Brigid.  Permission for use is usually copyrighted but viewers may copy most material  found for their personal use or for use in any non-profit ministry. Materials  may not be sold or used for personal financial gain. Many of these sites have  links to other sites.

http://www.nationalcatholicreporter.org/sanchez/    Sanchez  Archives, Kansas City MO http://www.emmausjourney.org/    Emmaus Journey,  Colorado Springs CO http://www.stdismas.org/   St. Dismas Guild, St.  Mary’s Catholic Church, Deacon Ken   and Marie Finn, Escondido CA

http://www.st-raymond-dublin.org/scripture.php St. Raymond’s  Catholic Church, Dublin CA

http://www.scborromeo.org/biblestudies.htm St.  Chas Borromeo Church, Picayune MS http://liturgy.slu.edu/ The Center for Liturgy,  St. Louis (Jesuit) University, St. Louis MO http://www.word-Sunday.com/ Word Sunday, Larry  Broding, Religious Education, St. Elizabeth Seton Catholic Church, Carlsbad CA

http://www.boomertrek.com/index.htm Bill Dunn’s Faith and  Funnies Web Site (Catholic free lance writer), Torrington CT – articles reflect on the  gospels http://www.agreeley.com/homilies.html Fr. Andrew Greeley’s  Web Site (priest, author and sociologist), Chicago IL –  short stories reflect on the gospels

http://www.rc.net/ Ann Arbor MI  – Meditations on scripture by Don Schwager; daily scripture readings, Catholic  Encyclopedia, lots more

http://www.catholiclinks.com/classic/links.php Lots of different  Catholic Web Sites (including Bible studies); links to other sites

Women’s Fellowship

This group meets from September to June in the Youth Center situated on the lower level of the parish office building (entrance on Ashman Street). It offers an opportunity for study, prayer and fellowship for women from all MACC (Midland Area Catholic Community) parishes on the second Tuesday of each month at 6:30pm. For details please contact Stephanie 989-284-4141.