Summer Break Time

We’re officially on break from our studies for now. However, we have this GREAT opportunity….I am excited to announce that St. Athanasius Church now has access to premium video content from Word on Fire! You should have received an email from me on Friday, May 28th regarding this. If you did not, please let me know.

Thanks to Flocknote, our parish’s email and texting tool, we can now send you short Bishop Barron videos with engaging questions via email or text message or videos from Formed.org or other sources. Starting this summer, I hope to utilize this format to help keep our group connected and to nourish our faith development and knowledge. I encourage you to participate in our group discussions as together we draw deeper into the Faith.

Once you have had a chance to look at what is available, please let me know if any of the studies interest you. We could choose one to do over this summer to test out this online format. I can’t wait to hear what you all this about this! Please give me your feedback. Thank you and God Bless!

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Week 7 – Daniel Chapters 13 & 14

This is our final week of the Daniel study, and the chapters are definitely easier to follow this week :-). Please read and study chapters 13 and 14. I look forward to all your comments on the private chat room page.

Have a blessed week!

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Week 6 – Daniel Chapters 11 & 12

For this week, please read and review the notes to Daniel 11-12 and answer the corresponding questions for application.

May the Holy Spirit be with you as you study and contemplate.

Have a blessed week!

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Week 5 – Daniel Chapters 9 & 10

We are over halfway through our study of the Book of Daniel. This week, please read, study, and discuss chapters 9 and 10. Might I also suggest that, if you have the time, check out Bishop Robert Barron’s approximately 9 minute video discussing the visions in Daniel. It goes very well with the two chapters we studied last week, as well as chapter 9 this week. Here is a link to the YouTube video: https://www.wordonfire.org/resources/video/bishop-barron-on-the-book-of-daniel/5012/ 

Happy Mother’s Day to all of you that are mothers, either biologically or spiritually.

Have a blessed week!

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Week 4 – Daniel Chapters 7 & 8

We’re now beginning what I think is the little bit more confusing parts of the Book of Daniel. Please read chapters 7 and 8, read the corresponding notes, and answer the questions for application.

Have a blessed week!

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Week 3 – Daniel Chapters 5 & 6

Now, on to the second king mentioned in Daniel, King Belshazzar. This week, in chapter 5, we will read about the message sent to him and his fate due to his arrogance. In chapter 6, we will read about Daniel being thrown into the lion’s den with God saving him. How wonderful is our God!

Please read Daniel 5 & 6 and the corresponding notes and study questions. I look forward to reading your responses to the questions for application on our private chat room.

Have a blessed week!

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Week 2 – Daniel Chapters 3 & 4

We have one week under our belt. Moving on to week #2. For this week, please read, study, and discuss Daniel chapters 3 and 4.

Have a blessed week!

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Week 1 – Daniel Introduction, Chapter 1, & 2

Our study on the Book of Daniel begins today! Is everyone ready?

This week, please read the “Introduction to Daniel,” chapter 1, and chapter 2 (pages 13-21) in the Ignatius Catholic Study Bible: Daniel. Secondly, read the corresponding notations for the chapter verses. Next, please review the study questions located on page 47. Lastly, please write your comments regarding the Questions for Application on the group’s private chat room on Facebook. If you are not already a member of this chat room, please contact me to be added.

If you have any comments, questions, or concerns regarding this bible study, please contact me.

May God bless you all.

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Additional Information regarding “Daniel” Study

For those participating in the “Daniel” study, please insure that you have your study guide purchased. The in-person Thursday evening SIS/Mom’s Bible Study group and the online Life Giving Bread group are both using “Ignatius Catholic Study Bible: Daniel” by Scott Hahn and Curtis Mitch. If you do not already have this study guide and would like for us to order you a copy, please let me know ASAP. If you are purchasing it on your own, here is a link to it on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Daniel-Ignatius-Catholic-Study-Bible/dp/1586177931/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=ignatius+catholic+study+bible+daniel&qid=1617806240&sr=8-1.


The Life Giving Bread online bible study group will begin the “Daniel” study on Sunday, April 11th, and have all next week to read that week’s material and then login and post their comments to the study questions. 

 
The SIS/Mom’s Bible Study’s first in-person meeting will be next week, on Thursday, April 15th. We will be meeting in the Parish Center, Room A. For those of you participating in this group, please read the “Introduction to Daniel” and chapters one and two (pages 13-21) PRIOR to the 15th. In addition, please look over the discussion questions located at the back of the study guide on page 47. If you have never used an Ignatius Study Bible before, I suggest that you also read the “Introduction to The Ignatius Catholic Study Bible,” pages 7-11.


The answers to the Questions for Understanding are typically within the notes at the bottom of each page for that verse, verse group, or term. However, the answers to the Questions for Application are typically more subjective or personal. Those are the ones that we will discuss at our meetings, since that’s where I think we can grow and nurture each other with our responses. 


I am considering incorporating the movie “The Book of Daniel” into our Thursday meetings. It does not contain all of the Book of Daniel according to the Catholic Church, but it does help with the understanding of what is taking place within most of the scripture. For those who are not attending the Thursday meetings or for those who would like to view it on their own, this movie can be viewed on YouTube at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pjadL20AGdo

Here are links to some information I located regarding the Book of Daniel. This is not required reading/viewing, but I wanted to offer it to you in case you have the time and want to further your understanding of the book of Daniel. Feel free to share with me and/or the group any information you come across that will help us in this endeavor.

If you have any questions or concerns, please don’t hesitate to contact me.

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Next Study Begins Sunday!

Our study of the Book of Daniel begins this Sunday, April 11th. If you have not already, please order your study guide or contact me and I will place an order for you. We are using “Ignatius Catholic Study Bible: Daniel” by Scott Hahn and Curtis Mitch. Here is a link to the study guide on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Daniel-Ignatius-Catholic-Study-Bible/dp/1586177931/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=ignatius%2Cdaniel&qid=1617810134&sr=8-1

Have a blessed week!

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