Scripture

Sacred Scripture, along with Church Tradition, is a pillar of Catholicism. Bible reading, study, and reflection puts us in intimate conversation with God. Prayerful knowledge of both the Old Testament and New Testament are essential components of Christian living. The four Gospels, which include the words and deeds of Jesus, are primary among the biblical texts.

Campfire Tales • Faith Festivals

To gather the parish community on a summer evening for a campfire – retelling stories from Scripture that will intrigue, delight, and surprise. • By Jane Angha

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Weekly Storytime • Generations of Faith

Take time each week to read the Gospel for the upcoming Sunday.

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Scripture • Generations of Faith

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Eucharist - Listening to God's Word • Generations of Faith

Intergenerational Program

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Family Scripture Activities • Generations of Faith

(English & Spanish)

A couple of activities for learning about the Bible and reflecting on what it is telling us today.

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God's Word at Home • Generations of Faith

Learning and Growing through the Lectionary Readings (English & Spanish)

A simple process you can use for taking the message of the Sunday Gospel reading and apply them to daily life as individuals and families.

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God's Word Table Prayer • Generations of Faith

(English & Spanish)

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Loving the Bible • Parent Learning Centers

Helping Our Family Live Our Faith

This session will help parents to appreciate that God is the author of Sacred Scripture because God inspired its human authors and that we must be attentive above all to what God wants to reveal through the writings of the sacred authors. They will learn how to help their children love Scripture and the stories about Jesus so they can grow into a lifetime of faith. • By Bill Huebsch

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Loving the Bible • Whole Community Catechesis

This session will help participants to appreciate that God is the author of Sacred Scripture because God inspired its human authors and that we must be attentive above all to what God wants to reveal through the writings of the sacred authors.

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Loving the Bible (Spanish) • Whole Community Catechesis

This session will help participants to appreciate that God is the author of Sacred Scripture because God inspired its human authors and that we must be attentive above all to what God wants to reveal through the writings of the sacred authors.

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Creeds in the Bible • Generations of Faith

During Advent, Lent or the Easter season cut these scripture passages apart, place them in a bowl, and as a family read and discuss one each evening.

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Jesus the Great Teacher • Generations of Faith

The Bible for Children

Several of Jesus' teachings retold for children. • By Edward Hughes

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The Miracles of Jesus • Generations of Faith

The Bible for Children

Several miracle stories told for children. The black-and-white version can be used as a coloring book.

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Reading the Bible

Today, more and more Catholics are interested in reading, studying, and understanding the Bible. Reflecting on the biblical tradition has become fundamental to Catholic evangelization and faith formation. And individually, more Catholics are turning to the Bible as a source of spiritual enrichment.

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Old Testament

The Hebrew Scriptures, which we share with our Jewish brothers and sisters, help us understand God and our ancestors in faith.

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New Testament

The Christian Scriptures—which include the Gospels, Acts of the Apostles, the Epistles, and Revelation—introduce us to Jesus and the church.

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Lectionary Cycle

A high-level view of the progression through the liturgical seasons and the daily and weekly readings we hear at mass.

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Scripture Home Activities

Home activities supporting Scripture offerings

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Campfire Family Night Faith Festival • Faith Festivals

This 90-minute faith formation session can be used for families or for the intergenerational faith community. It engages people of all ages in exploring some of the great stories from Scripture, but in the style of stories told around a campfire. • By Jane Angha

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