The Bible is at the Heart of Our Faith and our relationship with God. Scripture informs our beliefs and inspires our devotions. It is the living Word of God, where our Father meets with us and lovingly speaks to us. Reading the Bible should bring us closer to Christ, but understanding it is not always easy. Many people say they have tried time and again to prayerfully read Scripture, but they get frustrated because they “just don’t get it.”
Our parish Bible study group is called “Bible Study @ St. Patrick’s.” We meet on Monday evenings at 7 PM in the Chapel from September to June, excluding holidays. This group has been meeting for nine years and has many Biblically knowledgeable members who are more than happy to help you get started reading and understanding Scripture. Remember, the hardest part about reading the Bible is finding friendly people who can help you.
“Like most people, there’ve been times I thought I knew all I needed to know about the Bible, and other times that it was just too difficult to get a “ handle on it .“ I’m glad I took a leap, and started attending St.Pat’s Bible Study, it changed both notions. I can’t believe the depth and Truth of our beautiful Faith and Holy Mass, as revealed once you open your heart to it.
“Studying the Bible is generally thought of as difficult and boring but it couldn’t be further from the truth!! Monday night Bible study at St. Patrick’s gives you the tools you need to understand God’s plan for all of us and has made me have a deeper love of the Mass. This is a life long journey that I have embarked on and will continue for the rest of my life!”
“Attending Bible Study has enriched our Mass experience. At Mass we have heard the same bible stories repeatedly but usually depend solely on the homily to “flesh out” these readings. Since attending Bible Study we approach Mass with a better understanding of the readings, and get a deeper understanding of the homily. Bible Study also provides a means of fellowship to enrich our faith experience. Catholicism is both an individual and group faith.”
Meetings start at 7 PM. Arrive a little early to get a coffee or tea and snacks and find a seat. Typically meetings consist of a slide presentation, a review of the previous week’s study and that night’s topic, then refreshment break, followed by a video on the section of Scripture being covered. You don’t need to bring a Bible, as the verses are displayed on a projector screen. If you don’t have a Bible and would like one, we can assist you in getting one. There is no registration cost and plenty of free parking. Reading the Bible can be an amazing journey with God. Let us help you.