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 2021 Bible Studies

Catholic Social Teaching

Join us as we dig into the riches of Catholic Social Teaching! Timeless and timely, this study provides a framework for human freedom and happiness rooted in God’s plan for all of humanity. Endow’s study guide takes a historical approach to Catholic Social Teaching, beginning with Creation and the Fall, Christ Himself and the Gospels and then takes a close look at the key Magisterial documents and influential figures from the Modern Era.  This study has no homework.

Tuesdays, 6:30–8pm starting October 19 for  8 weeks | Cost $35

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The Gospel of Mark 

Join Dr. Tim Gray in this powerful 14-part series to discover the Gospel of Mark like never before. Immerse yourself in this action-packed Gospel that offers Saint Peter’s account of Christ’s life and teaching. Combining the insights of Dr. Tim Gray with the masterful artistry of the Augustine Institute, this Lectio series uses the Church’s rich tradition of Lectio Divina to help you better understand and better pray with the Gospel of Mark.

Thursdays, 7–8:30pm via ZOOM starting October 7 through January 27 | Cost $10

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The Gospel of John

John is known as both the Beloved Disciple and the apostle who was closest to Jesus, and we ought to study his Gospel with special attention so that we can learn from his example to draw even closer to Christ. John’s Gospel is the written witness to his constant, loving pursuit of the Lord. To guide you through the intricate symbols within, Fr. Patrick Winslow carefully explains why this is one of the most beautiful and spiritually powerful books in the whole canon of Scripture. In 29 revealing sessions, written by Scott Hahn and Mark Shea, you will learn:

  • Why John’s Gospel has the most profound theology of the four Gospels
  • Its unique focus on a Christian understanding of the Family
  • Why love constitutes the New Law for John and for all of us

Tuesdays, 9:30–11:30 am starting September 28 for  29 weeks | Cost $50

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Celebrating Humanae Vitae at 40

Marriage is under attack. The encyclical Humanae Vitae has never been more relevant than it is today. Released in 1968 by the fearless Pope Paul VI, it was immediately controversial, even though it reaffirmed constant Church teaching. The 31 paragraphs within concern the sanctity of marriage and of human life itself, but today, many Catholics ignore this outright in favor of convenience. What they fail to realize, as you will discover in this study, is how much happier their marriages and families would be if they simply trusted the words of Christ and his bride, the Church. In 4 comprehensive lessons, you will learn:

  • How Pope St. John Paul II built on this encyclical in his Theology of the Body
  • Why total self-giving is the key to a happy, peaceful marriage
  • The four elements of authentic love: Freedom, Totality, Faithfulness, and Fruitfulness

Fridays, 9–10:30 am starting November 19 for 4 weeks | Cost $13

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Catholicism from Bishop Barron’s Word on Fire

Journey around the world and deep into the Catholic Faith in all its richness, history, beauty, goodness, and truth in breathtaking, high-definition cinematography. Travel with acclaimed author, speaker, and theologian Bishop Robert Barron to more than 50 locations throughout 15 countries. You’ll be illuminated by the spiritual and artistic treasures of this global culture, claiming more than one billion of Earth’s people. From the sacred lands of Israel to the beating heart of Uganda; from the glorious shrines of Italy, France, and Spain to the streets of Mexico, Kolkata, and New York City; the fullness of CATHOLICISM is revealed.

Wednesdays, 6:30–8 pm starting October 20 for 10 weeks | Cost $25

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The Prophets 

God sent prophets at critical times to call the people back to their covenant relationship with him. Prophets proclaimed the consequences of continued sin, called people to repentance, and declared God’s faithful love. They also spoke of the future to shed light on current events and to reveal God’s plans and purposes. In The Prophets: Messengers of God’s Mercy, discover how God is constantly calling you to a deeper relationship with him, as well as the ways you are called to be the voice of God to others.

Thursdays, 6:30–8 pm starting October 7 for 10 weeks | Cost $30

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Bishop Barron’s The Creed

Recent decades have witnessed a surge of the religiously unaffiliated, especially among young people. Many former believers have simply turned their backs on Christianity and no longer accept its teachings. But what are those teachings? And are they the same as what so many people reject?

In The Creed, a new film series blending both documentary footage and dynamic talks, Bishop Robert Barron guides viewers through the Nicene Creed, a fourth-century statement of faith that has profoundly influenced both Eastern and Western spirituality, theology, and liturgy.

Thursdays, 6:30–8 pm starting October 7 for 6 weeks | Cost – Free

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