In September 2013, Pope Francis gave a remarkable interview in which he was asked: “Who is Jorge Mario Bergoglio?” His answer was “I am a sinner”, but more concretely, he explained that he was thinking about Caravaggio’s painting The Calling of St. Matthew (pictured at left) saying: “That’s me. I feel like him … Here, this is me, a sinner whom the Lord has turned his gaze."
From tax collector to evangelist, St. Matthew leaves us a rich gospel driven by the question of sin, of what it means to be Christian and Jewish and to encounter the risen Lord.
We will be journeying together through the first half of Matthew’s Gospel; reading, praying and discussing the Word of God. Breaking the word open together helps us to encounter Christ and grow as his disciples and in community.
For this Zoom experience, the team, led by Glenda Ong, returns for a high-quality Bible Study with a resource from Catholic publisher Little Rock Scripture Study. Steve Picard from the Catholic Bible Institute joins our team as a facilitator.
A copy of the study guide will be provided for the participants.
Sessions held on Mondays (8/24, 8/31, 9/14, 9/21, 9/28, 10/5) from 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm