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

Winter 2024 Studies

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“The Chosen” video series

Facilitated by Beng Ligasan

Saturdays at 10am, January 27–March 16 (8 sessions) | No cost

Meets weekly to watch an episode of “The Chosen” followed by group discussion. “The Chosen” is a historical drama based on the life of Jesus and those who knew him. Set against the backdrop of Jewish oppression in first-century Israel, the series shares an authentic look at Jesus’ revolutionary life and teachings.

“Fulfilled, Pt. 1” 

Facilitated by Deacon Rob and Kady Rensel

Tuesdays at 1pm, February 6–March 19 (7 sessions) | Cost – $25

Ascension Press’ “Fulfilled” is a two-part study exploring the biblical roots of the Catholic Faith. It uncovers God’s consistent design for our worship of him and his relationship with us. Learn where the blueprint for the Catholic Faith was laid out in the Old Testament and how Jesus fulfilled it in the New Testament.

The Way of Beauty: The Theology of Hans Urs von Balthasar 

Facilitated by John Volk

Tuesdays at 6:30pm, January 30–March 12 (7 sessions) | No cost

Join us for Bishop Robert Barron’s video course on the Theology of Hans Urs von Balthasar. Balthasar was one of the greatest Catholic theologians of the twentieth century. The thought of this highly prolific intellectual was unique, profound, orthodox, and, through and through  Christocentric. 

Balthasar’s theology emphasizes Beauty as a route of access to God. He had a tremendous influence on recent Popes and has been very influential on the theology of Bishop Robert Barron and his Word on Fire Ministry, in particular the notion of ‘leading with Beauty’ as an incredibly effective means of evangelization in our modern times.

Mary: A Biblical Walk with the Blessed Mother 

Facilitated by Kathy Michels

Saturdays at 10am, February 3–March 23 (8 sessions) | Cost – $27

An extraordinary pilgrimage that reveals Mary’s unique role in God’s kingdom and in our lives. Filmed on location in the Holy Land, this study will place you in the midst of the powerful drama of her earthly life, taking you through her joys … and her sorrows. You will learn how she works in our lives today, drawing us ever closer to her divine Son. Seeing Mary in this way will change you forever. Mary will become a part of your daily life, and in your daily life, you will become more like Christ.

“No Greater Love”  

Facilitated by Len and Vanessa Brammeier

Tuesdays at 7pm, February 20–March 19 (5 sessions) | On Zoom | No cost.

Filmed on location in the Holy Land, Ascension Press’ No Greater Love is a biblical pilgrimage that reveals Christ’s amazing love for us. Best-selling author Edward Sri guides you through the last hours of Christ’s life. You will walk step-by-step with Jesus from the garden of Gethsemane to Mount Calvary. Every step of the way, Old Testament prophecies, messianic expectations, biblical symbolism, and historical context shed light on the mystery of Christ’s suffering and death. Experience a deeper understanding and appreciation of God’s immeasurable and unconditional love for you—grow closer to Jesus than you ever have before.

Authored and presented by Edward Sri, it also features Fr. Mike Schmitz, Jeff Cavins, Jennifer Fulwiler, Curtis Martin, Teresa Tomeo, Fr. Josh Johnson, and Elizabeth Sri.

Jesus: The Way, The Truth, and The Life

Facilitated by Marjorie and Michael Sigmon

Thursdays at 10am, February 1–March 14 (10 sessions) | Cost – $30

This ten-week study program from Ascension Press is presented by Marcellino D’Ambrosio, Jeff Cavins, and Edward Sri. Filmed on-location in the Holy Land and anchored in the life of Christ as presented in the Gospels, this study explores the entirety of Jesus’ life—who he is, what he is really like, what he taught, what he did
for our salvation, and what all of this means for us as Catholics today.

Exploring the Lord’s Prayer through the Catechism

Facilitated by Bob Mischel

Tuesdays at 10am, January 16–February 20 (6 sessions) | No cost