St. Simon Parish community gathers in small faith sharing groups and bible studies. Throughout the pandemic, each of these groups have been meeting virtually. In the Fall, they will each make decisions if they are going to return in person or stay virtual.
If you are interested in joining one, see what is currently being offered below. If you are interested in creating one, please contact Kim Karmirantzos, email@example.com, 650-880-1411.
Women of all ages and seasons of life meet in the beautiful, prayer-soaked Convent Chapel once a month to share their faith in both large group and small group discussions. Our much-loved session format of opening prayer, song, discussion and both small and large group sharing that provides spiritual nutrition that we carry into our lives.
Christine Moore is our facilitator and each year, she chooses a theme which all meetings support. S. Rebecca Shinas shares her talent of singing and art to reinforce the theme of each meetings, always bringing her special gift of love to the sessions.
If you are interested in joining us, please email Christine Moore and she will add you to our group email list. firstname.lastname@example.org
We have been meeting virtually during the pandemic. Please check our eBulletin for announcements regarding Women’s Spirituality resuming in the Fall.
TUESDAY AFTERNOON BIBLE STUDY
Bible Study on Tuesday afternoons is resuming after a COVID hiatus!
The group can accommodate a few more participants.
From September 14 – November 23, they will be studying 1 Corinthians.
The gathering is in a private home, in person—outdoors weather permitting, but indoors for the video part (wearing masks). Everyone in the current group has been vaccinated, and they expect that to be the case for any new people.
For further information they can call Maria Allo at 650-269-2661 or e-mail at email@example.com.
TUESDAY EVENING BIBLE STUDY
The Tuesday evening group studies the Bible using programs offered by Ascension Press. We typically do one study program in the fall and one in the spring. The programs vary in length from 5 to 20 weeks long, but most of the ones we’ve done are about 8 weeks long. The study programs have a materials fee for workbooks and streaming access to the weekly videos. We have weekly homework in the workbook, which we discuss at the following meeting. We used to watch the videos together in our meetings in the chapel, but now we meet on Zoom and everyone watches the videos on their own. We have participants ranging in age from parents of school age kids to grandparents. The size of the group varies depending on the topic of the study program. Currently, we have about 20 people. Some of the participants are from other parishes in the diocese and one is from a parish in Florida. No prior knowledge of the Bible is necessary, and new members are always welcome to join us at the beginning of each study program.
From September 7 – October 26, the study will be Paul’s Letter to the Galatians.
Zoom, 7:15 – 8:30 p.m.
If you are interested in joining, please email Fred Tou, firstname.lastname@example.org
WEDNESDAY MORNING BIBLE STUDY
The Wednesday morning group reads a book of the Bible together in our meetings and shares their thoughts and experiences and what the passage means to them. There is no homework, and we go through a book of the Bible at a leisurely pace over the course of weeks or months depending on the length of the book. The group decides which book of the Bible we read next. We have a wide range of ages in the group from parents of school age kids to 100 years old, and most of the group is retired. Currently, we have about 25 people. Some of the participants are from other parishes in the diocese. No prior knowledge of the Bible is necessary, and new members are always welcome to join us and can drop in any time as frequently or infrequently as they like. We meet from September to June. We normally meet in the Simon Room, but because of the pandemic, we are meeting on Zoom.
Beginning September 8, we will be studying the Gospel according to John.
If you are interested in joining, please contact Regina Shirey, email@example.com
THURSDAY FAITH SHARING GROUP
A group of about 20 people meets every Thursday at 7:00 a.m. for an hour to review and discuss the readings for the coming Sunday. (During the pandemic, we meet via Zoom at 9:15 a.m. on Thursdays).
During the discussion of the readings the group shares their faith experiences relative to the readings. We then try to take from them some way that we can spread the Gospel during the week ahead. if you are interested in joining us, please contact Jean Rousseau at firstname.lastname@example.org.