Bible Studies

Each year, St. Patrick’s Church runs several different Bible Studies. Using the best of materials, both written and video, the Word of God is broken open in such a way so as to move the mind and the heart to more fully grasp and love God’s Word. Through the group experience, one can witness God’s presence, form friendships, and grow closer to God and others in a Bible Study.

Contact Marianne Kane at stpatdre15@gmail.com  for more information.

Why Study Scripture?

Some thoughts from those who have attended Bible Study:

“Studying the Bible has opened my eyes, my intellect, and my heart to Christ and His Church as never before. All the pieces have finally fallen into place.”

“To learn more is to love more.”

“Studying Scripture has enhanced my understanding of our rich Faith heritage. It’s as though Mass was one-dimensional and in black and white before attending class. Now I see in color and want so much to share this wonderful Good News!”

“I started attending Bible Study to learn more about the Bible and my faith. What I found was an extraordinary experience of discovery that has brought me into a personal relationship with Christ enhancing my faith in ways I never imagined.”

“Taking part in Bible Study has been a passionately life changing experience–quite literally thrown open the doors to reveal the truth, beauty, and mystery contained within the dynamic heart and soul of our Catholic Faith.”

“I’ve gained a humbling awe for our Catholic faith and learned how to better live it through the various studies and the influence of other people attending the programs. I have a greater love for God and have gained a beloved faith community.”

“Bible study has given me greater insight into the Biblical stories that were written describing Jesus’ teaching and his preaching of our Catholic faith.”

“I found the group to be so alive with the Holy Spirit that it was contagious.”

“Enriching as the course material is, even more inspiring are the weekly discussions and hearing how others live their faith.”

“The opportunity to study, discuss, and even question with fellow Catholics is a perfect way to begin a life long habit of reading the Bible.”

Fall 2017 Bible Studies

The Catholicism Series- Journey to the Heart of the Faith

Fr. Robert Barron has produced this groundbreaking program as a thematic presentation of what Catholics believe and why, so all adults can come to a deeper understanding of the Catholic faith. This engaging and interesting formational program uses the art, architecture, literature, music and all of the treasures of the Catholic tradition to illuminate the timeless teachings of the Church. DVD, discussion; study materials: $ 25. Meetings will be at The Buffington House on Wednesdays at 7 PM till 8:45 PM, beginning Wednesday, September 13, 2017. Contact Doug Singo for more information at 610-574-9451 or at DougSingo@gmail.com.

Follow Me: Meeting Jesus in the Gospel of John

What does your relationship with Christ look like? Do you see Jesus as simply a great teacher? A prophet? A man of great wisdom? Or do you see him as more? Jesus calls us to be more than simply believers—he calls us to be his disciples and his friends. Follow Me: Meeting Jesus in the Gospel of John is your guide to a personal encounter with Christ.

I invite you to join us. We will begin Follow Me on Tuesday, September 12, 2017 from 10-11:45 at the Buffington House, and will continue weekly on Tuesdays through the Fall. I hope you can join us. You will love it. Please contact Cate Cavanagh at catecav21@comcast.net if you are interested.

Queen of Heaven- Mary’s Battle For You

Mary is alive, a queen enthroned next to her Son, shaping history also as the Mother of the Church. Why is Mary important in the life of Catholics? Why does our relationship with her truly matter? This 9 week series by St. Benedict Press is designed to help us understand Mary’s role in salvation history, viewing her life from the perspective of the eternal and, as much as we are able, to see her through God’s eyes. We will witness Mary’s entire story, which began before time itself, and extends to the present day. We will experience a portrait of the Blessed Mother through Church teaching, biblical commentary, private revelation, and theological study, and history-changing apparitions, allowing us to understand her role in our salvation. We will gain perspective on the battle between Mary and the Devil, learning about the proto evangelium of Genesis 3:15:

“I will put enmity between you and the woman…” Our study will encourage devotion to Our Lady, giving us practical advice on
nurturing our relationship with our spiritual mother. Begins Tuesday, September 12 at 7 pm in the Buffington House.
Please contact Doris Mucha to register: 610-793-5032 or email: evageoli@aol.com