Women's Catholic Scripture Study

Belmont, California

Our study for 2019-20:

The Gospel According to John:
An Encounter with Grace & Truth


“Now Jesus did many other things in the presence of his disciples, which are not written in this book; but these are written that you may believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God, and that believing you may have life in his name.”
                                                                                                      —John 20:30–31


The Gospel According to John: An Encounter with Grace & Truth written by Jennifer McGaw Phelps, Tami Palladino, and Matthew Phelps, focuses on the many ways that the Fourth Gospel differs from the other three Gospels, which are called the synoptic Gospels (from a Greek word meaning “with the same eye”). The Evangelist John takes a different viewpoint than that taken by Matthew, Mark, and Luke, and many events recorded in the Gospel According to John don’t appear in the synoptic Gospels. In general, the Evangelist John provides us with a close look at some of Jesus’ more intimate everyday encounters with ordinary people. Jesus’ dialogues with his Mother, Nicodemus, the Samaritan woman, the man born blind, Lazarus’ sisters, Pontius Pilate, and the disciples give us glimpses into Jesus’ relationships with these people. From these accounts in the Fourth Gospel, we can pick up practical information that each of us can apply to our own relationship with Jesus.

Our 25-lesson study begins Thursday, September 12, 2019 and ends May 7, 2020 (with breaks for Thanksgiving, Christmas, President’s Holiday, and Easter). Participants prepare by reading the Bible passages and lesson pages. (Writing responses to the questions is optional.) Our gatherings include an opening session, small-group discussions, and a wrap-up reflection. 

Click here to send an email request to receive a registration form for this 2019-2020 study. Please include in your message your name, email address, street address, city and zip code. A registration form will be mailed to you. Fees and submission directions are included on the registration form.


Click here to go for further information on Turning to God's Word website that has further reflection and a link to the video for each lesson.