Weekly Book Discussion Group


The weekly book discussion group has been meeting for more than 18 years, and generally reads 4 or 5 books a year. We meet weekly on Thursday at 7:15pm to discuss and debate current, timely books on contemporary Catholic topics. Dr. Tony Tambasco, a theologian and biblical scholar at Georgetown University, leads the discussions. All are welcome!

Current Book

CANCELED - As a preventive measure due to ongoing public health risks associated with COVID-19 in the D.C. area, the discussion group has been suspended until further notice.

UPDATE: On March 26th via Zoom, the group will meet virtually (i.e. not at Holy Trinity) from 7:15pm to 8:45pm.  For more information, please contact Bob Stewart grobertstewart1@mac.com

In the meanwhile, if you are isolating yourself from crowds, you might want to work your way through our next book, “Thomas Merton’s Encounter with Buddhism and Beyond.”  We will determine after we reconvene whether to take up this book and postpone the next or skip to the next book.  Keep well.

“The Structure of Theological Revolutions” by Mark Massa, S.J, is the author of the new book for discussion. See book and purchase information or read a review.

Mark S. Massa, S.J. is a Professor of Church History and Director of the Boisi Center for Religion and American Public Life at Boston College.

Books for Discussion

2019-20 Meeting Schedule

Thursdays, 7:15-8:45pm, Neale Room
September 12, 2019 through May 28, 2020 (*see below for non-meeting dates)

All meetings will be in the Neale Room of the Parish Center, with the exception of December 5, 2019. (Big Room Lower School)

  • All the book discussions will begin at 7:15 p.m.
  • If you cannot find parking on the streets, please park at Georgetown Visitation High School on 35th St between P and Q Streets.
*Non-meeting dates:
October 31, 2019 (Halloween)
November 28, 2019 (Thanksgiving Day)
December 19, 2019 through January 2, 2020
April 9, 2020 (Holy Thursday)