Bible Study

Holy Trinity offers several opportunities to participate in a Catholic Bible Study. If you have wanted to study and pray with Scripture, consider joining one of the following groups.  Most groups meet in the Spiritual Life Center.  Each group selects its own study materials.  Below you will find the study themes and dates planned for the fall of 2018.

Sunday morning – 9:45 – 10:45 AM in the Adult Formation Rooms
Amos/Hosea/Micah: A Call to Justice - The prophets Amos, Hosea and Micah, convey in no uncertain terms what God thinks about oppression, injustice, and neglect of the poor. The blunt language of these prophets can get our attention in a way that few other things can, and this study  is a call for each of us to return to the ways of the Lord.  The cost is $8 for the study book.  Facilitators are Susan Means and Eunice McGuire.  Dates for the gatherings are September 9, 16, 23, 30, October 7, 14, and 21.
 
Monday afternoon- 12:30-2:30 PM in the Spritual Life Center - Arrive  at 12:30 for hospitality and prayer; the study begins at 1 PM.
Saved - What does it mean to be saved? Can I know that I am saved? As Christians, and especially as Catholics, we face these questions on a daily basis, not only from the people we meet but also in our own hearts. Scripture tells the story of our salvation.  In this Bible study, Fr. Mitch Pacwa tackles tough topics and questions, including grace and free will, repentance and faith, the role of the sacraments, and the necessity of good works. The study book costs $10.  Facilitator is Rachel Schrepferman.  Dates for meetings are September 10, 17, 24, October 22, 29, November 5, and 19
 
Wednesday morning – 9 – 11 AM in the Spiritual Life Center
The Gospel of Luke – This Catholic Way Bible Study with Livinia Spirito is a continuation of last spring’s study of the Gospel of Luke.  Luke spoke primarily to the Gentiles of the Universal Church.  In this study, we will examine themes like joy and the Holy Spirit, prayer, the role of women, the salvation of the Gentiles, the deep influence of the Old Testament, and many more.  We will also accompany Jesus in his long journey to Jerusalem through his Passion and resurrection. Facilitator is Kathy Fehder. Study will begin on September 19 and run through December 5 with the exception of Thanksgiving week.
 
Wednesday evening – 7-8:30 PM in the Spiritual Life Center
Job: A Good Man Asks Why - The book of Job helps us work through one of the most difficult questions of life: Why do bad things happen to good people?  Job: A Good Man Asks Why walks you through the key points in the book of Job and helps you understand suffering, justice, and love in a new light.  The study book is $8.  Facilitator is Eric Schmall. Dates are September 12, 19, 26, October 3, 10, 17, and 24.
 
Thursday morning – 9:30 – 11 AM in the Spiritual Life Center - Come at 9:30 AM to pray the rosary before the session if you’d like.  Study begins at 10 AM. 
The Wild Goose: Discovering a Deeper Relationship with the Holy Spirit –The ancient Celts called the Holy Spirit The Wild Goose.  This is a fitting image for the Spirit who comes to us in power and with the breath of God’s life; who cannot be tamed or controlled, but will lead us- if we allow him to do so- to the very heart of God. The 14 DVD segments of this study will invite you into a more profound and life-giving relationship with the Holy Spirit and the transforming love God desires to pour out into your heart.  The cost is $10 for the journal and discussion questions. Facilitators are Mary Feger and Sarah Hardy. Dates are August 23, 30, September 6, 13, 20, 27, October 11, 18, 25, November 1 (following Holy Day Mass), 8, 15, 29, December 6, 13.
 
Saturday mornings – 8 – 9:30 AM in the Spiritual Life Center
Wisdom: God’s Vision for Life, an eight week Bible Study by Ascension Press. Do you wish you had more peace of mind? Could you use more wisdom in your decision-making? Do you ever wonder how to grow in wisdom? You may not realize that Scripture offers us wisdom that actually relates to our daily lives. Through the wisdom literature of the Bible, God shows us how to walk in his vision for our happiness and well-being, as he created us to do. The wisdom literature—Proverbs, Wisdom, Sirach, and Ecclesiastes—shows us that God has showered us in livable wisdom. Wisdom: God’s Vision for Life is your guide to learning how to gather, gain, and grow in wisdom in your daily life. If you want to know what it means to live with God’s wisdom and are ready to dive deeper.  Facilitators are Kathy Aschbacher, Loretta Aberli, and Susan Means.  Cost is $20 for the journal/study guide. Dates are September 15, 22, 29, October6, 13, 20, 27, November 3.

If you do not have time to join a formal study, there are Catholic CDs , DVDs and books available for you to purchase on a number of topics.  These can be found in  the information area of the gathering space.  You can also find a wealth of Catholic content on Formed.org - movies, podcasts, documentaries, studies, ect. Click here for registration for this free digital platform.