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.

The present year classes are winding down, and will end in late May 2022. Classes will begin again in August 2022.

Classes will be conducted using a hybrid model of in-person classes in the parish center and via ZOOM. 

The Year 1 class (Genesis through Ruth) sessions will be video-on-demand, with monthly meetings hybrid sessions. Lecture for each week will be posted on Wednesdays. There will be a class session monthly to discuss the previous sessions on scheduled Wednesdays. Bible Study Year 1 begins August 17, 2022.

The Year 2 class (1 Samuel to the exile) will meet weekly on Tuesday evenings from 7:00 p.m.to 8:30 p.m. beginning August 16, 2022.

The Year 3 class (exile to the Intertestamental Period) will meet weekly on Thursday evenings from 7:00 p.m.to 8:30 p.m. beginning August 18, 2022.

The Year 4 class (Synoptic Gospels, Acts of the Apostles, and Pauline Letters) will meet weekly on Monday evenings from 7:00pm to 8:30 pm beginning August 15, 2022.

Registration is necessary to receive the ZOOM links and regular emails pertaining to the classes.

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

Class Resources:

Click here for information on how to use ZOOM.

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