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 2019.
Sunday morning-9:45-10:45 AM in the Adult Formation Rooms
Revelation: God’s Gift of Hope – Six Weeks with the Bible. Biblical prophecy can be very difficult to understand; as a result, many people simply skip over the books dealing with biblical prophecy. Revelation: God's Gift of Hope provides a helpful Catholic interpretation of perhaps the most mysterious book in the Scriptures. Through this study, participants will see the book of Revelation with new eyes and will grasp hold of its intended, hope-filled message. The cost of each book is $8. Facilitators are Susan Means and Eunice Maguire. Dates are 9/8, 9/15, 9/22, 9/29, 10/6, 10/13, and 10/20.
Monday afternoon – 12:30-2:30 PM in the Spiritual Life Center
The Mass by Bishop Robert Barron. Walk through the Liturgy of the Mass 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 $20 per study book. Facilitators are Rachel Schrepferman and Susan Spalding. Dates are 9/9, 9/16, 9/23, 9/30, 10/7, 10/21, 10/28, 11/4. Arrive at 12:30 for hospitality and prayer; the study begins at 1 PM.
Wednesday morning – 8:30-10:30 AM in the Spiritual Life Center
Acts: The Spread of the Kingdom. This 20 week study by Ascension Press will provide the historical framework for understanding the rest of the New Testament. You will see how the Gospel witness spread outward in waves, share the joys and struggles of the first Christians, and discover how the Church is empowered to carry out Christ’s work in the world. Facilitator is Kathy Fehder. Dates are 9/11, 9/18, 9/25, 10/2, 10/9, 10/16, 10/23, 10/30, 11/6, 11/13. The study will continue for a further 10 weeks after the start of the new year.
Wednesday evening – 7-8:30 PM in the Spiritual Life Center
Acts: The Good News of the Holy Spirit. The Acts of the Apostles is the story of the birth of the church. In Acts, Jesus departs, the Spirit descends, and a dynamic new faith is born. We meet St. Paul and travel with him on his missionary journeys. And we discover that the greatest acts of the apostles are actually a result of the work of the Holy Spirit—the conversions of hearts and lives everywhere. The cost of each book is $8. Facilitator is Eric Schmall. Dates are 9/18, 9/25, 10/2, 10/9, 10/16, and 10/23.
Thursday morning – 9:30-11 AM in the Spiritual Life Center
Opening Your Heart. This is the first Bible Study in the Walking with Purpose series by Lisa Brenninkmeyer. It will explore the core questions that we need to wrestle with if we want to experience all that God has for us.
- How can I conquer my fears?
- What is the role of the Holy Spirit in my life?
- What does the Eucharist have to do with my friendship with Christ?
- What are the limits of Christ’s forgiveness?
- Why and how should I pray?
- What is the role of suffering in my life?
- What challenges will I face in my efforts to follow Jesus more closely?
This study is for women only. Cost is $30 for materials. Facilitators are Mary Feger and Sarah Hardy. Dates are 8/22, 8/29, 9/5, 9/12, 9/19, 9/26, 10/10, 10/17, 10/24, 10/31, 11/7, 11/14, and 11/21. No meeting on 10/3 due to school event on the grounds.
All are welcome to gather at 9 AM to pray the rosary before the study begins at 9:30 AM.
Saturday mornings – 8-9:30 AM in the Spiritual Life Center
The Mystery of God: Who God Is and Why He Matters. Atheism is on the rise. Skeptical thinkers vigorously attack belief in God as irrational or, even worse, dangerous. How should Christians respond? In this 6 part series, Fr. Barron addresses how elements of a response and tells how we can draw people back to God. Here are the 6 lessons:
- Atheism and What We Mean by “ God”
- The Paths to God
- The Divine Attributes
- Providence and the Problem of Evil
- Exploring the Trinity
- The God Who Is Love
Each DVD session is between 20-30 minutes long and has an accompanying Study Guide ($20). Participants also receive a pocket guide for responding to atheists. Facilitator is Kathy Aschbacher. Dates are 9/14, 9/21, 9/28, 10/5, 10/12, 10/19, 10/26, 11/2, 11/9, 11/16, 11/23.
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.