Bible/Book Study

“Your word is a lamp for my feet, a light for my path” – Psalm 119:105

Bible studies look to foster not only the “head-knowledge” of the Bible, but the very intimate “heart-knowledge” that comes from encountering God in His Word, His love letter to us.

For more information contact Michaela Moreau – mmoreau@saintmichaelparish.org or (360) 292-7104

Fall 2022 Bible Studies

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Miracle Hour: A Method of Prayer that Will Change Your Life

Prayer is a gift from God (CCC 2559). But, as we read in Romans 8:26, “We do not know how to pray as we ought.” In response to this, the Miracle Hour offers a “Method of Prayer” that could bring people together to pray the twelve sections of prayer. This booklet will be of great help not only to beginners but also to those in a mature walk with the Lord who struggle with their prayer time.

Tuesdays, 6–7pm starting October 4 for 8 weeks. Cost: Free | Facilitated by Bob Mischel

Mary: The Bible and the Mother of God

Why is Mary so important to Catholics, and why have so many people been devoted to her over the centuries? In this 8-part series, Dr. Brant Pitre examines what the Old and New Testaments, the life of Christ, and the early Church fathers reveal about the life and identity of Mary. We will look at this in light of the Catechism paragraph 487 “What the Catholic faith believes about Mary is based on what it believes about Christ, and what it teaches about Mary illumines, in turn, its faith in Christ.”

Tuesdays, 7–8:30pm via Zoom starting October 4 for 8 weeks. Cost: $10 | Led by Len Brammeier

Evidence For Catholic Moral Teaching 

If you faithfully live out the Catholic Church’s moral teachings there’s a good chance people will challenge you about it. It’s not enough for Catholics to be able to share the Church’s teachings, they must be able to defend them as well. That’s why the Catholic Answers School of Apologetics is offering Moral Apologetics as a resource to equip you to understand, explain, and defend the Church’s teachings on many pertinent topics. Moral Apologetics will give you the knowledge and confidence you need to defend your faith. Even seasoned defenders of the Faith will learn things they didn’t know before.

Thursdays, 6:30–8pm starting Oct 6 for 10 weeks. Cost: Free and no homework! | Facilitated by Barb Lowell

Bishop Barron’s The Sacraments

The great sacraments of the Church—baptism, confirmation, the Eucharist, reconciliation, the anointing of the sick, matrimony, and holy orders—have endured for thousands of years and structured countless lives. Everything in the Church’s life comes from and returns to them. But there is far more to these ancient rites than meets the eye. In this follow-up to The Mass, Bishop Barron looks at the great sacraments of the Church in all their theological depth, spiritual effects, and pastoral promise. The Sacraments will help you understand these signs and channels of grace and discover the secret behind their persistence down the ages: the presence and power of the Savior himself.

Tuesdays, 6:30–8pm starting October 4 for 6 weeks. Cost:$20 | Facilitated by John Volk

James: Pearls for Wise Living

Looking for an anchor to hold you steady through the storms of life? Want the secret to finding joy in the midst of trials? Interested in learning to recognize the source of discord and the way to peace? James, one of the most practical books of the Bible, is a collection of teachings on issues faced by ordinary Christians in everyday life. In James: Pearls for Wise Living, Jeff Cavins shows how the teachings of James speak to those of us who feel torn between the competing demands of this world and our faith. Meant to help a fledgling Church live out its faith in the face of persecution and a worldview opposed to the gospel, the book of James will help you discover wisdom you can apply to the present.

Mondays, 1–2:30pm starting October 24 for 11 weeks. Cost $30 | Facilitated by Marjorie and Michael Sigmund

Revelation

Revelation is one of the most confusing and misunderstood books of the Bible. Thankfully, we have the one true Church of Jesus Christ to interpret its dramatic signs and symbols. Scott Hahn, Mark Shea, and Fr. Matthew Kauth help you dive into the 22 engrossing chapters with renewed understanding and relevant historical context, all guided by the Magisterium of Christ’s bride, the Church.

Tuesdays, 9:30–11am starting October 4 for 29 weeks. Cost: $50 Facilitated by Karen Ordos

The Bible and the Church Fathers

You’ll learn who the early Church Fathers were and how they shaped the way we read Scripture. The Bible and the Church Fathers will teach you everything you need to know about how the Bible took form. You’ll learn powerful tools for reading it, and you’ll understand Scripture’s relationship to Tradition and, in particular, to the sacraments.

Wednesdays biweekly, 6:30–8pm starting October 11 for 12 sessions. Cost $25 | Facilitated by Devin McCosh

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