Ignorance of Scripture is ignorance of Christ.
- St. Jerome
Why Should Catholics
The Bible is God's living word, inspired by the Holy Spirit, written by human authors, relevant to all people of all cultures at all times.
Participate in a Bible Study?
But if we are to be enabled to hear what God is saying to us through the words of Sacred Scripture, we need to combine biblical prayer with authentically Catholic bible study. The Catholic Church, contrary to widely held opinion, has never opposed the reading and study of the Bible. In fact, the Catholic Church has been a patron of bible studies from the day it was born on the feast of Pentecost. It has funded schools of biblical studies and archeological work, such as the deciphering of the Dead Sea Scrolls, and issued documents providing guidance as we undertake the work of understanding, interpreting and applying Scripture.
Admittedly, few of us can take the time to get an academic degree in biblical studies. But we can read and study scripture daily, a little bit at a time, and vastly improve our ability to hear the voice of God in the words of the Bible.
Our Tuesday morning and Thursday evening Adult Bible Studies present a wonderful opportunity to read, study, and discuss sacred scripture with a members of our parish family - from beginners to those further along in their scripture studies. So, come and join us, uncover the mysteries, as we read and reflect on God's holy Word.