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.

Registration for our next Bible/Book studies opens on December 1. Please revisit this page on that date for the registration link. The description of studies being offered beginning in January is below.

For more information contact Ann Ashe – aashe@saintmichaelparish.org  or (360) 292-7112

Winter 2021 Bible Studies at SMP

Saint Edith Stein: Seeker of Truth

Mondays at 9:00am – Room 8
(Limited to 5 participants and subject to change to virtual gatherings based on archdiocesan and state directives at start date)
8 Sessions
Begins January 4– Cost $20

This study introduces women to one of the 20th century saints that John Paul II canonized during his pontificate, a young Jewish woman who suffered through the Holocaust, converted to Catholicism and found her vocation by joining the Carmelite sisters. JPII felt strongly that the world needed the example of holy men and women during these challenging times. Her story encompasses elements of philosophy and theology and offers compelling insights into Jewish life in 1930’s Germany. She was an inspiration to women of her time and continues to be today.

Facilitator: Carrie Cortes-Monroy

The Book of John: Follow Me

Tuesdays at 6:00pm – Zoom
8 Sessions

Begins January 5 – Cost $20

Following Christ takes more than simply believing in Him or doing what He asks of us. Jesus wants you to be more than just a believer—He wants you to be His disciple and friend. Follow Me: Meeting Jesus in the Gospel of John is your guide to a personal encounter with Christ. You will be invited to experience the joy of a renewed friendship with Christ. In this study you will learn what it takes to follow Christ and discover the joy of divine friendship. You will see how God, and only God, can satisfy the deepest desires of your heart.

Facilitator: Len Brammeier

Mary – Queen of Heaven

Tuesdays at 9:00am – Zoom
8 Sessions
Begins January 5 – Cost: $20

Embark on a journey that begins before time itself, when Mary was only an eternal thought in the Mind of God, and extends into her life in Scripture. Discover Our Mother throughout centuries of Church history, as she intervenes at pivotal periods—especially at her most famous apparitions, when she made roses bloom on a hillside in Mexico, when she made a miraculous spring of water rise from the ground in Lourdes, and when she made the sun dance at Fatima.

After seeing how she pursues us in love, learn how to grow closer to Mary, Our Mother by making devotion to her part of our daily life. Take this journey now and discover the woman who, from the very beginning, was destined to be the Queen of Heaven.

Facilitator: Judy Witt

Unlocking the Mystery of the Bible

Wednesdays at 6:00pm – Room 9
(Limited to 5 participants and subject to change to virtual gatherings based on archdiocesan and state directives at start date)
8 Sessions
Begins January 6 – Cost: $20

Many people want to read the Bible because they know it is God’s Word but give up because it is so complicated. The Unlocking the Mystery of the Biblestudy program helps you to get the “big picture” of the Bible by showing how fourteen narrative books of the Bible tell the complete story from Adam and Eve to Christ and the Church.

Facilitator: Matt Hardy

Parenting with Joy

Tuesdays at 7:30pm – Zoom
8 Sessions
Begins January 5 –
No Cost

This small group series is about the challenges and joys of parenting today.  Pope Francis shares insights with parents to help them enter into meaningful conversations about how their faith informs their parenting and way of life. The authors draw from their own experience as parents and pastoral leaders, gently raising questions but remaining clear that parents need to discern how God is leading them to make decisions for their own family.

The six topics are:

  • Imperfect Parenting & Healthy Limits
  • Teaching Goodness
  • Children’s Rights and Responsibilities
  • Sexuality & Loving Our Bodies
  • Passing on Faith
  • An Expanding Love

Facilitator: Rachel Yabut

Secrets of Marriage

Tuesdays at 6:30pm – Zoom
8 Sessions
Begins January 5 – Cost $10

Healthy, life-giving marriages do not “just happen”; they require attention and effort. Dr. Allen Hunt shares The 21 Undeniable Secrets of Marriage that will help you grow a life-giving marriage from real-life wisdom. Reading this book with a spouse will equip you to move your marriage relationship toward all that God hopes and plans for you.

Facilitator: Jeff and Denise Smith