Lenten Bible Study and Faith Sharing Groups
OFFICE: 609-275-7111, Option 5 ~ FAX 609·799-1984
1 NEW VILLAGE ROAD, PRINCETON JUNCTION, NJ 08550

Lenten Bible Study and Faith Sharing Groups


You are invited to join the Lenten Bible Study and Faith Sharing Groups


All groups will meet safely during Lent using ZOOM.  Just open your computer, click on a link, and you’ll be warmly welcomed by a friendly group and enjoy lively discussions.

For additional information, please contact Dorothy Soi at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 609-439-7477.

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REASONS TO STUDY THE BIBLE

FOR PARENTS WITH YOUNG CHILDREN - FAITH FAMILIES AND FELLOWSHIP GROUP 

YOUNG ADULT BIBLE STUDY GROUP (AGES 20s and 30S)

MEN AND WOMEN'S BIBLE STUDY GROUPS

WOMEN'S BIBLE STUDY GROUP

TESTIMONIES OF GROUP MEMBERS

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REASONS TO STUDY THE BIBLE

 

  • To address the apostolic exhortation, Verbum Domini, by Pope Benedict XVI, for the flowering of “a new season of greater love for sacred Scripture on the part of every member of the People of God, so that their prayerful and faith-filled reading of the Bible will, with time, deepen their personal relationship with Jesus.”
  • To adhere to The Catechism of the Catholic Church (Second Edition): “The Church forcefully and specifically exhorts all the Christian faithful . . . to learn the surpassing knowledge of Jesus Christ, by frequent reading of the divine scriptures. Ignorance of the Scriptures is ignorance of Christ.” #133
  • To be in accord with Pope Paul VI’s encyclical Evangelii Nuntiandi: On Evangelism in the Modern World, "Those who are already disciples of Jesus Christ… [need] to be constantly nourished by the Word of God so that they may grow in their Christian life."
  • To obey our Lord Jesus Christ who said, "Man does not live on bread alone, but on every word that comes from the mouth of God." (Matthew 4:3-5)


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FOR PARENTS WITH YOUNG CHILDREN - NEW!! FAITH FAMILIES AND FELLOWSHIP GROUP 


For Parents with Young Children


Parents with young children 
are warmly invited to join our Faith Families and Fellowship Groups, and meet monthly via Zoom with other parents with whom they can enjoy spiritual discussions and optional family activities together.


Dates and Time:
 Meetings will be scheduled once a month throughout the year via Zoom at the most convenient day and time determined by the group members (possibly after their children's bedtime or while one parent is supervising them). We understand that parents have busy schedules. Join us when you can!


Topics:
Discussions may be based on an inspiring podcast, video, book, Scripture passage or article.  (No apologies are ever necessary for interruptions by little ones or pets.) Optional time may be provided for discussing parenting concerns and socializing.


Fellowship Activities
are optional and currently may include outdoor activities following CDC guidelines. Post-pandemic activities may include a variety of family outings (trips to the zoo, a children’s museum, park, etc.).


Please note:
Register now to submit any suggestions you may have and to receive additional information about starting dates.  Your registration indicates your interest and is not a firm commitment to attend. You are also welcome to register for another Lenten Bible Study or Faith Sharing Group listed below.


For additional information, please contact Dorothy Soi at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 609-439-7477.

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YOUNG ADULT BIBLE STUDY GROUP (AGES 20s and 30S)


Mondays, 6:30 – 8:00 PM

Facilitators:  Brandon Dolly (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 609-672-6345) and Kate Dolly (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)

Study:  A Study in Sainthood

Preparation Time:  None

This Lent we'll be following the lives of those whose actions and experiences pointed toward God. Through the Saints, we have models of how God's Word can be put into action in the real world. Our study will cover a broad range of people, including some who lived before Christ, all the way through modern day. We'll explore how their lives tie back to the Bible, and see how God's love can turn flawed people into beacons of hope.

For additional information, please contact Dorothy Soi at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 609-439-7477.

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MEN AND WOMEN'S BIBLE STUDY GROUPS


Mondays, 1:30 – 3:30 PM

Facilitator:  Joe DiLiberto (609-890-9530 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)

Study:  Jesus: The Way, the Truth, and the Life—Ascension Press Study by Marcellino D’Ambrosio, Jeff Cavins, and Dr. Edward Sri

Preparation:  Weekly readings and questions for reflection

Energize your relationship with Christ! We will continue our study of Jesus' life and teachings as presented in the Gospels, combined with a video tour of the places where He lived and traveled with His disciples.  During Part 2 of this study, we will meet for 5 weeks and explore Jesus’ life:  who He is, what He is really like, what He taught, what He did for our salvation, and what all of this means for us as Catholics today. Workbook required.


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Thursdays, 7:30 – 8:30 PM

Facilitator: Msgr. Ronald J. Bacovin

Study:  The Passion Narratives of Luke and Mark

Preparation Time:  None

Our four-week study will begin with the Last Supper, take us through the Passion Narratives of Luke and Mark, and culminate with the resurrection of Jesus. This is an ideal study for this holy season of Lent.


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Fridays, 7:45 – 9:15 PM

Facilitator:  Anne Clifton (609-936-0596 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)

Study: The Prophets: Messengers of God’s Mercy, Part 2 – an Ascension study by Thomas Smith & Sarah Christmyer

Preparation:  Weekly readings and reflection questions

The Prophets spoke God’s word to a people who had gone astray in their faith. While they called for repentance and a return to the Covenant, prophets also revealed God’s plan and purposes, and help us better understand Jesus’ work and message. Part 2 will cover Jeremiah, Ezekiel, Daniel, Haggai, Malachi, and John the Baptist. Discover who these prophets were in their time and how their messages apply to us today. After discussion of the reflection questions, each session includes viewing commentary with Thomas Smith. Workbook required.

 

For additional information, please contact Dorothy Soi at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 609-439-7477.

 

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WOMEN'S BIBLE STUDY GROUP


Tuesdays, 7:30 – 9:00 PM

Facilitator:  Dorothy Soi (609-439-7477 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)

Study: The Passion and Resurrection of Jesus Christ

Preparation:  None

As we read chapters 10 – 16 from the Gospel of Mark, which include Jesus’ Transfiguration, and His triumphal entry into Jerusalem, crucifixion and resurrection, we pray our hearts will be transformed and become more like His. This welcoming group is ideal for beginners and offers optional time for prayer.

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Wednesdays, 10:00 – 11:30 AM – FULL (Please make another selection)

Facilitator:  Barbara Bocchino (609-799-0850 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)

Study:  Women in the New Testament — Little Rock Scripture Study

Preparation:  Weekly readings and questions for reflection

Our 8-week study will focus on the women of the New Testament, who they were, what they did, and how we can be inspired and challenged because of them. As we read God’s Word and enter into their lives, we will learn from them what it means to be a disciple of Jesus.

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Fridays, 10:00-11:30 AM

Facilitator:  Lynn Morris (609-731-9688) or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Study: The Book of Luke

This will be a six-week study (February 19 – March 26) of the life of Jesus according to Luke and an optional Share and Prayer opportunity at the conclusion of each meeting. Join us as we explore these powerful words and enjoy the fellowship and friendship of other women in our parish.     

For additional information, please contact Dorothy Soi at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 609-439-7477.



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TESTIMONIES OF GROUP MEMBERS

 

Bible study is a wonderful opportunity to explore various aspects of the Bible, and to gain a deeper understanding of Scripture.  Meetings are informal and relaxed and facilitators are very welcoming.  There is no pressure, just a shared opportunity for learning and celebration of the Word of the Lord. Allegra D’Adamo

I have been attending Bible study groups for several years and find it to be soul nourishing and strengthening for the seasons of life that we all go through.   As I started to study and understand the Word of God, I felt an insatiable hunger to want more of Him in my life because of the peace that comes with the knowledge of God's Word.  I encourage you to dedicate some of your time to reading and studying His Word with other believers in a Bible Study group, and I can assure you that you will be blessed by it in more ways than you could ever have imagined!  Eva Petruzziello

Reading the Bible with others, and discussing what it means to each of us, helps me to understand and appreciate it more and more. I always learn something new at every Bible Study session, whether it's a different way of looking at a particular passage, or a detail I'd missed before, or how it applies to our lives. Jeffrey Pinyan

I'd been yearning to study the Bible with others for many years after trying to read it on my own and just not feeling fulfilled.  Studying the Bible helps me to recognize God in my life and listen for Him. I am getting so much out of Bible study that I now attend two Bible Study groups each week! Cindy Sosa


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