Reading the Holy Scriptures confers two benefits. It trains the mind to understand them; it turns man’s attention from the follies of the world and leads him to the love of God. — St. Isidore of Seville

If you wish to explore the Holy Scriptures, and you overcome your laziness and apply yourself, thirsting for the knowledge, then every good thing will be yours. You will fill your mind with divine light. Then, when you apply that light to the doctrines of the Church, you will very easily recognize everything that is true and unadulterated, and lay it up in the hidden treasures of your soul. — St. Cyril of Alexandria

“Make knowledge of the Scripture your love … Live with them, meditate on them, make them the sole object of your knowledge and inquiries.” – St. Jerome

This Bible Study class is intended for beginner and intermediate students who desire to read and study the Bible, but do not  know where to start. This Study will use the Catholic Bible, the Come and See Catholic Study books, and the Catechism of the Catholic Church.  The Little Rock Study Bible is recommended, but any Catholic Bible is fine. All books will be available at the Cathedral Welcome Center and Gift Store. 

The goal of this class is to read and study the entire Bible one book at a time.

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to impact us, classes will be conducted via ZOOM. 

The freshman class (Genesis through Ruth) meets weekly on Tuesday evenings from 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. beginning September 7, 2021.

The sophomore class (1 Samuel to the exile) meets weekly on Thursday evenings from 7:00 p.m.to 8:30 p.m. beginning August 19, 2021.

The junior class (exile to Gospel of Mark) meets weekly on Monday evenings from 7:00 p.m.to 8:30 p.m. beginning August 16, 2021.

Registration is required to receive the ZOOM link and regular emails pertaining to the class.

Please contact Charmaine Carter at 727-347-9702 or ccarter@cathedralofstjude.org for more information.

Click here for the syllabus for the Year 1 – Freshman class.

Click here for the syllabus for the Year 2 – Sophomore class.

Click here for the syllabus for the Year 3 – Junior class

Class Resources:

Click here for information on how to use ZOOM.

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