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.

Lent 2020 Bible Studies

Jesus: The Way, the Truth and the Life is a 10-week video study program and book presented by Marcellino D’Ambrosio, Jeff Cavins, and Dr. Edward Sri. Anchored in the life of Christ as presented in the Gospels, this study explores the entirety of Jesus’ life – who he is, what he is really like, what he taught, what he did for our salvation, and what all this means for us as Catholics today.  To learn more, click here to view the promotional trailer. In this study, Catholics will learn:
  • Who Jesus is and how he answers the longings of the human heart.
  • Why Jesus was baptized.
  • The significance of the Transfiguration.
  • The essentials of Christology explained in a way the average Catholic can understand.
  • The mystery and meaning of the Resurrection, Christ’s triumph over death.
  • The nature of Jesus’ mission and the redemption of humanity.
  • Our role today as Catholics in the Great Commission.
Join facilitator Anne Marie Gillinger on this amazing journey in the life of Jesus Christ.  The series will be held at the Buffington House on Tuesday nights, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM, beginning February 18 – April 21, 2020.  There is a cost of $29.95 for the study set.  For more information and to register, please contact Anne Marie Gillinger via email at amgmag03@gmail.com.

Encountering Heaven on Earth – The Mass

Walk through the Liturgy with Bishop Barron and you’ll be transformed through insights on this most privileged and intimate encounter with our Lord Jesus Christ. See how the Mass brings us out of the fallen world and into the heavenly realm, how it resonates with a call from God and a response from his people, the Church, and most importantly, how we are intimately joined with the Body, Blood, Soul, and Divinity of Jesus through the Holy Eucharist.  Join facilitator Deacon Jim Elliott for this six week series beginning Wednesday, March 4 – April 8, 2020.  The series will be viewed at the Buffington House from 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM. All are welcome! For questions, please leave a message for Deacon Elliott by contacting the Parish Office (610-444-4364).

Forgiven:  The Transforming Power of Confession is a beautiful presentation of the transforming power of Confession.  No matter what you have done, no matter how long you have been away, Jesus is waiting for you in the Sacrament of Reconciliation.  Join facilitator Jen Keller for this 3 part video-based series and group discussion.  This series be held on Sundays after the 12 PM Mass in the School Meeting Room and will be 90 minutes in length. See the below dates and topic discussions.  There is no registration required.  All are welcome!  For questions, contact Jen Keller via email at jenkellersp@gmail.com or by calling the Parish Office (610-444-4364).

  • Sunday, March 1st – “Where are You?”
  • Sunday, March 8th – “An Encounter with Mercy”
  • Sunday, March 22nd – “Embraced in Mercy:  The Rite Explained”

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 stpatdre15@gmail.com  for more information.