Bible/Book Study

“Your word is a lamp for my feet, a light for my path” – Psalm 119:105

Bible studies look to foster not only the “head-knowledge” of the Bible, but the very intimate “heart-knowledge” that comes from encountering God in His Word, His love letter to us.

For more information contact Michaela Moreau – mmoreau@saintmichaelparish.org or (360) 292-7104

Summer 2024 Studies

“The Chosen”, Series 3

Saturdays, 10am, June 8–July 27 (8 weeks); no cost; facilitated by Claudia Supensky

The Chosen is a historical drama based on the life of Jesus and those who knew him. Set against the backdrop of Jewish oppression in first-century Israel, the series shares an authentic look at Jesus’ revolutionary life and teachings. 

This group will meet weekly to watch an episode of “The Chosen” followed by group discussion.

The Good Shepherd & the Child: A Joyful Journey 

Mondays, 6–7:30pm starting July 1 (5 weeks); no cost, childcare available

“The youngest children lead us to the deepest mysteries of our faith.” With this reflection, co-author Rebekah Rojcewicz invites us to ponder the spirituality of the youngest child and our role in nurturing that spirituality. We will explore the developmental characteristics of the 3–6-year-old and how to support the faith life of the child in light of those characteristics. We will also make connections with the Catechesis of the Good Shepherd (CGS) ministry at Saint Michael Parish. A CGS catechist will help us consider a CGS work during each session to help unpack the gift of the CGS Ministry. We will also look at podcasts and reflection materials that can help us experience the beauty of the child’s spirituality.

You do not need to have a child involved in CGS to register. Questions? Contact mtrotter.oly@gmail.com

When You Pray

A clear path to a deeper relationship with God 

Via Zoom, Tuesdays, 7–8:30pm, June 4–July 16 ( 7 weeks); led by Len Brammeier.

The class is free but it is recommended that you consider a $5.95 on-line registration so you can get access to the videos and workbook.

A seven-part study with 30-minute video presentations by Dr. Edward Sri, filmed on location in Italy. These video presentations provide comprehensive teaching and commentary on Catholic prayer designed to help you cultivate a rich and lasting prayer life. If you know prayer is important but still find prayer challenging, maybe it’s because it’s hard to find time to pray, or you’re unsure what to do when you pray, or maybe you feel discouraged by your weaknesses and your inability to overcome your obstacles in prayer. 

Many of the saints struggled in prayer. They were like us. But each time they fell, they got up again and learned to rely more on God’s grace. What God did in the lives of countless saints, he wants to do in the lives of ordinary people like us. And that’s what this study is about: the journey of prayer God wants to take us on. Also features Fr. Jacques Philippe, Fr. Josh Johnson, Fr. Gregory Pine, Sister Josephine Garrett, Fr. Donald Haggerty, and Sister Maris Stella.