St. Margaret Mary Parish has several Bible Study Groups.
Bible or Scripture Study is generally defined as learning what a particular book of the bible says and means. The Sacred Scriptures of the Bible are written in different styles and different literary genres and different languages than we read them in. It is necessary to know something about the author, the intended reader, the situation, the type of literature, and the language to fully understand the text. As Catholics, we generally believe in a contextual approach to reading and understanding Sacred Scripture and as Catholics we ultimately ask the church to convey the definitive meaning of the text. To better understand the Catholic approach to Sacred Scripture, please download (PDF) the document explaining the Catholic Approach to understanding God’s Word.
Bible or Scripture Reflection is different. It asks us not what the passage means, but how the passage inspires in us. It is not Scripture or Bible Study, but reflection upon a passage of scripture.