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 2018 Bible Studies

The Prophets: Messengers of God’s Mercy

God Is Calling You to a Deeper Relationship with Him. If we consider that God is the Divine Bridegroom and the Church is his Bride, then the Prophets can be seen as “spiritual marriage counselors.” They afflict the comfortable and comfort the  afflicted, calling us to return to our covenant relationship with God. They urge us to repentance,  warn us of the dangers of sin, and announce the blessings of faithfulness. Their prophetic words  speak to us even today, as they draw us closer to our heavenly Bridegroom. St. Patricks Parish will begin a 10-week study on The Prophets: Messengers of God’s Mercy on Tuesdays, beginning September 11, 2018 from 10:00 am- 11:45 am. For more information or to register for the study contact Cate Cavanagh at catecav21@comcast.net.

The Bible Timeline: The Story of Salvation

The Bible Timeline is a fascinating study that takes you on a journey through the entire Bible. Delve deep into each period of salvation history and discover the amazing story woven throughout all of Scripture. Learn the major people, places, and events of the Bible and see how they all come together to reveal the remarkable story of our faith. The Bible Timeline has been granted the Imprimatur.

  • Study the Bible from a Catholic perspective and see how our faith is rooted in Sacred Scripture
  • See how the events in the Old Testament are fulfilled in the New Testament by Christ and the Church
  • Gain a greater appreciation for the Scripture readings you hear during Mass
  • See how God reveals himself to us through Scripture and learn how God’s Word applies to your life today
  • Develop a life-long hunger for knowing God in his word and lay a strong foundation for further Bible reading and study.

This study begins Tuesday, September 11, 2018 and runs from  7:00pm-8:30pm through the Fall and into Spring. Meetings take place in the Buffington House. Please contact Ann Marie Gillinger at 484-459-2837 or email amgmag03@gmail.com.

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.