RANGELEY â Everyone is encouraged to register for a special Bible study program in November that will help attendees prepare spiritually for Advent and Christmas.
Moderated by Fr. Anthony Kuzia, CM, who is the parish priest of Our Lady of the Lakes (Our Lady of the Lakes Church, Oquossoc; St. Luke Church, Rangeley; St. John Church, Stratton; Bell Chapel, Sugarloaf Mountain), âThe Infancy Narratives of Jesusâ will explore the stories of Jesus’ conception and birth in the Gospels of Matthew and Luke.
The Bible study program will be offered on two different days and at two different times each week. One group will meet on Tuesday at 8 a.m. (November 3, 10, 17), while the other group will meet on Wednesday at 6 p.m. (November 4, 11, 18). Each session will be 90 minutes long and will include prayer, individual study, small group discussions, and a lecture.
âAll people need to start the program is a Bible because the rest of the materials will be provided,â said the father. Kuzia. âAll meetings take place through Zoom, and the parish can help people who want to participate but have never used Zoom before. “
Bible study follows another successful study program at the ward called âActs of the Apostlesâ.
âI spoke with a number of participants and they were very satisfied with the study,â said Fr Kuzia.
Bro. Kuzia says there are many reasons to participate in a program like this.
âThe scriptures are at the heart of our Catholic faith, and every effort to learn about the Bible is an effort to understand our faith. As the Word of God, the Bible helps us deepen our relationship with God and transform our lives. Studying and reflecting on the Bible together is the best way to form communities of faith.
The program is designed to create a balance between learning the Bible and applying the Bible to our daily lives.
âThis study will appeal to both those who have never studied the Bible before and those who have read the Bible for some time,â said Fr. Kuzia. âYou don’t have to worry if you lack understanding or experience. We will all learn together and support each other on this rewarding adventure.
To register, contact Suzanne Chelidona-Stack at (617) 957-6776 or [emailÂ protected] Please provide your name, address, telephone number and
The following Bibles are recommended because they contain good appendices, atlases, commentaries, and footnotes that aid in scripture study:
Little Rock Catholic Study Bible
Â· The Catholic Study Bible, Oxford University Press; 3 edition (March 1, 2016)
Â· The Catholic Youth Bible, 4th edition, NABRE -St. Marie’s press
For more information on the program, contact Our Lady of the Lakes Parish at (207) 864-3795 or [emailÂ protected]