Scripture background for upcoming Sundays. Participants are provided the readings & commentary sent by email before each session. The session includes prayer, reading the Sunday Scriptures and studying the historical/cultural background. Included with the email are some suggested reflective questions.
Classes are held by Zoom. New participants, send your email address to email@example.com or 510-502-5797 to confirm your registration and receive a zoom address.
Wednesday Nights 7 pm – 8 pm
Presenter: Michael Galvan
Join with Dr. Michael Galvan who has led St. Joseph’s Bible Study Group for the last 20 years. He has extensive background in directing retreats, days of recollection, and scripture study. He received his Ph.D. from the Graduate Theological Union (Berkeley) in Christian Spirituality. Currently, Dr. Galvan is the Program Director for Community Resources for Independence, a peer-based disability resource organization that advocates and provides resources for people with disabilities. This is a lecture with interjection of questions and lots of discussion.
Lectio Divina: Praying with the Sunday Readings. Lectio Divina”, a Latin term, means “divine reading” and describes a way of reading the Scriptures whereby we gradually let go of our own agenda and open ourselves to what God wants to say to us. Lectio Divina or Praying with the Word of God uses the upcoming Sunday Scriptures. Participants are provided the readings sent by email before each session. The session includes prayer, two/three reflective readings of the Sunday Gospel with a reflective pause between each reading. It is Spirit led and allows for a deepening of God’s Word that leads to living out its meaning in our lives.