“From hunger for the Word of God. Vatican Council II [1962–1965] proclaimed a reawakening of biblical studies and biblical spirituality in the Catholic Church, which had been subdued and muted for four hundred years as a result of polemics of the Reformation period. The Constitution on Divine Revelation spoke glowingly of the Scriptures and their place in the spiritual life of all the faithful, encouraging new studies, translations, and programs opening the Bible to everyone.”
Little Rock Scripture Study is designed to bring people to a greater understanding of the Bible, an awareness of God’s living presence in Sacred Scripture, and an appreciation of how the Bible can be applied to daily life.
The exegetical basis of Little Rock Scripture Study is that which is found in Dei Verbum. Leaders and participants receive direction in the Roman Catholic Church’s approach to biblical understanding and interpretation. The use of acceptable translations of the Bible, along with footnotes and cross-references, Catholic commentaries, and wrap-up lectures by qualified speakers, helps to make this a uniquely Catholic experience. With emphasis on small group prayer and faith-sharing, LRSS is not only informational but formational as well. Ultimately, LRSS encourages a way of life that can lead to real and lifelong conversion.
Bible study is an opportunity to encounter God as well as learn about who we are as a Church. When people study God’s Word together in groups it becomes an opportunity to know each other on a deeper level than is usually possible. It becomes an opportunity to build community and to extend that community in care for others.
Bible study leads to mature faith and active faith. It is not an end in itself, but a path that leads to greater involvement in parish and social ministries. Little Rock Scripture Study provides the tools needed to enter into God’s Word in a way that
will lead to transformation.
help people to read, study and live the Word of God.
encourage people to grow in personal knowledge of God.
help people experience a greater sense of Christian community.
promote and teach Roman Catholic biblical scholarship.”
If you have additional questions contact Kathy McDermott in the RE Department: 972-778-0328 or firstname.lastname@example.org.