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

Summer 2022 Bible Studies — Registration now closed.

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

This book has helped over one million people in over 25 countries to pray. Spending just 5 minutes on one or more of the 12 sections, such as praise, thanksgiving, surrender, repentance, or forgiveness, with an attitude of openness and expectancy can be a time of deeper consecration and growth in understanding the ways of God. This will involve creativity and assembling a personal prayer book. Miracle Hour is a very balanced and effective approach to prayer, not only for beginners but also for those in a mature walk with the Lord who struggle with their prayer time.

Fridays 10–11am starting June 24 for 8 weeks | Cost: Free

The Eucharist in Scripture

Liturgy is an essential element of Scripture. It is central to the Bible’s story. The New Testament liturgy—especially the Eucharist—was promised in the Old Testament. It was anticipated, prefigured, foreshadowed. And it was fulfilled by Jesus in his Sacred Passion. In The Eucharist in Scripture, discover God’s plan as it is expressed through the Bible and the liturgy. This six-lesson study, presented by Dr. Scott Hahn, will unlock the meaning of covenant, sacrifice, and sacrament as understood in the Bible, from Genesis through Revelation.

Wednesdays 6:30–8pm starting July 6 for 6 weeks | Cost: $25

The Bible and the Sacraments

What are the sacraments? Why do we do what we do in the confessional or at Mass? What’s the point of baptizing a baby? While Catholics know the sacraments are important, many never fully grasp how life-changing these “masterworks of God” really are. Now they can. The Bible and the Sacraments unveils the mystery of the sacraments and their foundation in Sacred Scripture.

Wednesdays 6:30–8pm starting June 15 | Cost: $25

Seven Deadly Sins, Seven Lively Virtues

Join Bishop Robert Barron for this presentation of the seven deadly sins, those great spiritual blocks that inhibit our flourishing in relationship with God and one another. Based on Dante’s writings, the seven deadly sins correspond to the seven stories of Dante’s Mt. Purgatory. Pride, envy, anger, sloth, gluttony, avarice, and lust are all presented as patterns of dysfunction within us that lead to unhappiness. Bishop Barron shows us how to counteract these seven sinful patterns through a conscious process of opposition, known as the “seven lively virtues.” These offer antidotes to each sin and help set us on the right path to healing and happiness.

Thursdays 6:30–8pm starting June 23 for 7 weeks | Cost: $15

Courageous Women: A Study on the Heroines of Biblical History

Stacy Mitch’s Courageous Women is a book study designed to encourage and edify women through the examples of women in Sacred Scripture. Emphasizing the virtues they personify, this study helps women cultivate heroic virtue in their own lives. Divided into eight lessons, Courageous Women: A Study on the Heroines of Biblical History tells the story of the women of salvation history and explains why their life experiences are relevant for Christians today. In this study, you will encounter Eve, Sarah, Rebekah, Rachel, Rahab, Deborah, Ruth, Bathsheba, Esther, Judith, Mary Magdalene, Mary the Mother of God, and other notable women of Scripture.

Mondays 6–7pm starting June 27 for 8 weeks | Cost: $15

Untold Blessings – Three Paths to Holiness

Bishop Robert Barron paints the beautiful and mysterious image of what it takes to be a follower of Jesus Christ. He lays out three intriguing paths to holiness:

  1. Finding the Center
  2. Knowing You’re a Sinner
  3. Realizing Your Life is Not About You

He also shares the practical approaches to enhance the journey along these three paths.

Tuesdays 6:30–8pm starting June 21 for 6 weeks | Cost: $15