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 winter of 2019.

Sunday morning – 9:45 – 10:45 AM in the Adult Formation Rooms
Around the Lenten Circle – a small group discussion on the Sunday Lenten readings.  No cost.  Facilitator is Susan Means.  Dates are March 10, 17, 24, April 7 and 14.
 
Monday afternoon- 12:30-2:30 PM in the Spiritual Life Center - Arrive  at 12:30 for hospitality and prayer; the study begins at 1 PM.
Lent, Season of Transformation - During Lent, we strive to free ourselves from all kinds of clutter-material and spiritual-in order to focus on God and turn back to him with our whole hearts. If this "turning back" is genuine, it will be a reorientation, a transformation. To help us enter into this season, Amy Ekeh guides readers in exploring three key moments in the life and ministry of Jesus. The result will be a better understanding of the authentic transformation that God calls each of us to embrace as individuals and as a community and a renewed desire to live God's own outward-looking, self-emptying, laying-down-one's-life kind of love.  A study book is available for $4.  Facilitators are Rachel Schrepferman and Susan Spalding.  Dates are march 11, 18, 25, and April 15.
 
Wednesday morning – 9 – 11 AM in the Spiritual Life Center
Unlocking the Mystery of the Bible –this 10 week Ascension Press study provides an easy way to understand the big picture of the Bible.  The story of the Bible is a story of the Father’s unfailing love for you-a love you are called to share with others. Not only will this study help you make sense of the Bible and see how it relates to your everyday life, but also to discover the connections between the Old and New Testaments and how our Catholic faith, Church and sacraments are rooted in Scripture.  The study book is $30.  Facilitator is Kathy Fehder.  Dates are January 16, 23, 30, February 3, 13, 20, and 27, March 13, 20, and 27.  No session on Ash Wednesday, March 6.
 
Wednesday evening – 7-8:30 PM in the Spiritual Life Center
No Greater Love: A Biblical Walk through Christ’s Passion--in this 4 week DVD  series, filmed in the Holy Land, you will walk step by step with Jesus from the Garden of Gethsemane to Calvary.  Biblical experts will shed light on the mystery of Christ’s suffering and death through Old Testament prophecies, messianic expectations, biblical symbolism, and historical context.  Thousands followed Jesus during his life. Only a few followed him to Calvary.  What will you do? .Cost is $25 per study book. Facilitator is Eric Schmall. Dates are March 20, April 3, 10, 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 Mass. –walk through the Liturgy of the Mass with Bishop Robert Barron in this 6 week DVD  series 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. The Mass will help you understand how to fully, consciously, and actively participate in the source and summit of the Christian life.  Cost is $15 per study book. Facilitators are Mary Feger and Sarah Hardy. Dates are January 1/17, 1/24, 1/31, 2/7, 2/14, 2/21. 2/28, 3/7, 3/14, 3/21, 3/28, 4/4, 4/11, 4/18, 4/25, 5/2, 5/9, 5/16, 5/23, and 5/30.
 
Saturday mornings – 8 – 9:30 AM in the Spiritual Life Center
Pillar I: Creed – Sean Innerst facilitates a 12 week DVD study by Ascension Press focusing on the first “pillar” of the Catechism. You say you “believe” every Sunday as you recite the Creed. But do you know what you’re saying you “believe” in? Do the truths of the faith— listed in the Creed—really permeate your life? Learn how these ancient truths contain the promise of peace, joy and happiness for our lives. You’ll learn how your personal journey fits into the amazing story of salvation that we pray every Sunday in the Creed.  You will learn what God’s “innermost secret” is and how we are called to participate in it; see how our happiness is God’s goal—and the ultimate purpose of our journey; and discover how the Creed tells the entire story of salvation in miniature.  Cost is $25 per study set.  Facilitators are Kathy Aschbacher and Susan Means.  Dates are January 12, 19, 26, February 2, 9, 16, 23, March 2, 9, 16, 23, and 30.

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.