The St Thomas’ Group is an informal gathering of people of all ages and walks of life drawn together by a desire to deepen both their faith and their understanding of Christianity.
The group usually meets on Monday evenings at St Thomas’ Lowry Drive. Each session begins at 6:30pm with the celebration of Mass and moves on to discuss the topic chosen for the evening from 7:00pm. Our pattern for learning together includes Bible study, readings from Christian writers, guided reflection, and open conversation. Meetings can last between an hour and a half to two hours and a half, depending on the topic being discussed.
Lent Course: Images of the Cross 11 March to 15 April; 6:30pm to 8:00pm At each session we will look at stories and events from the Old Testament which prefigured the Cross of Christ.
11 March – The Tree of Life (Genesis 2-3)
18 March – The Ark and the Flood (Gen 6-8)
1 April – The Sacrifice of Isaac (Gen 22)
8 April – The Bronze Serpent (Numbers 21: 4-9) and Moses’ Prayer (Exodus 17)
15 April – Water from the rock (Ex 17:1-7; Num 20:1-13) and the Waters of Marah (Ex 15:22-27)
Study evenings through the year
20 May – Who is God?
3 June – Images of the Holy Trinity
17 June – Should Christians support “Assisted Suicide”?
8 July – Creation and the Flood; Religion vs. Science?