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.

Fall 2019 Bible Studies

Symbolon:  The Catholic Faith Explained

A stunning video series that systematically present the BIG picture of Catholic Faith.  Filmed on location in Rome, the Holy Land, Calcutta, and in the Augustine Institute studios in Denver, dozens of nationally-known teachers clearly present the beauty and brilliance of Catholicism.  Top experts will clearly and comprehensively explain the Catholic Faith in a way that helps us know it, live it, and articulate it to others.

The Symbolon study begins Tuesday, September 17th and runs on Tuesday evenings from 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM for 10 weeks.  Meetings will be held at the Buffington House located at 227 Lafayette Street.  Workbooks are available for $10.00 each.  If you have questions or would like to attend this Faith formation, please contact Anne Marie Gillinger at

Bishop Robert Barron’s Catholicism:  The Pivotal Players, Volume 1

CATHOLICISM: The Pivotal Players showcases a handful of saints, artists, mystics, and scholars who not only shaped the life of the Church but changed the course of western civilization.

  • St. Francis of Assisi, the Reformer, radically and literally lives as Jesus commanded to transform the Church.
  • St. Thomas Aquinas, the Theologian, demonstrated that faith and reason are not at odds, as they come from the same source.
  • St. Catherine of Siena, the Mystic, gave testimony to the reality of the spiritual dimension here and beyond.
  • John Henry Newman, the Convert, left a prestigious career to seek and preach the apostolic faith.
  • G.K. Chesterton, the Evangelist, publicly, humbly, and humorously announced the paradoxes and truth of Christianity.
  • Michelangelo, the Artist, dramatically demonstrated that beauty and creativity are a primary route of access to God.

Journey with Bishop Barron to explore the lasting influence of these Pivotal Players.  Our parish journey begins on Wednesday, September 11th and will meet weekly through Wednesday, December 18th.  Meetings will be held from 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM at the Buffington House located at 227 Lafayette Street.  For more information, please contact Deacon Jim Elliott through the Parish Office.

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.”

Contact Marianne Kane at  for more information.