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Adult Formation – Bible Studies

Bible Studies

Cornerstone Scripture Study (Monday Evening)

The Cornerstone Catholic Scripture Study strives to build, strengthen and deepen a personal and loving relationship with God and His people through prayer and the study of His Word. It is a welcoming place, open to all, no matter where you are on your faith journey with God. It incorporates daily studying the Word, Prayer, daily lessons, small group sharing, personal Reflections, and a Written Commentary. This year we will be studying The Prophets of the Old Testament!
 
The Monday Evening session meets from 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM.

Monday Evening Group & Registration

Cornerstone Scripture Study (Wednesday Morning)

The Cornerstone Catholic Scripture Study strives to build, strengthen and deepen a personal and loving relationship with God and His people through prayer and the study of His Word. It is a welcoming place, open to all, no matter where you are on your faith journey with God. It incorporates daily studying the Word, Prayer, daily lessons, small group sharing, personal Reflections, and a Written Commentary. This year we will be studying The Prophets of the Old Testament!
 
The Wednesday Morning session meets from 9:45 AM – 12 PM

Wednesday Morning Registration Wednesday Morning Group

The Great Adventure (Semester Studies Spring 2024)

THE GREAT ADVENTURE BIBLE STUDIES

Listed below are the different bible study topics and meeting times for this year. In order to sign up for the class, you must follow the links below and submit your registration. That way you will get weekly emails and information about your class.

BIBLE TIMELINE : COME & GO SERIES

Join us for a come-and-go bible study with no registration, no fees, no homework and no commitment.  Just show up as your schedule allows, learn a little about the story of salvation, and enjoy time with your fellow Paduans! Each week, a moderator will start the video lesson, which lasts about an hour. In The Bible Timeline: The Story of Salvation, presenter Jeff Cavins will show you how fourteen of the Bible’s narrative books tell the biblical story from beginning to end. .
 
This program is offered: 

  • Sunday Mornings from 10:30–11:45am
    in the Paduan Center until April 7, 2024
Bible Timeline Come & Go Series
FULFILLED PART 2

Fulfilled explores the biblical roots of Catholicism.  It uncovers God’s consistent design for our worship of him and his relationship with us. Learn how the Old Testament tabernacle can be used as a blueprint for the Catholic faith and how Jesus fulfilled it in the New Testament. Part two focuses on elements of the outer sanctuary of the tabernacle and how they connect to the Magisterium, the Eucharist, Incense, Mary and more.
 

  • Sunday Evenings from January 14 – March 3, 2024
  • This Program is 7 Sessions and is $27 for a study set. 
Fulfilled Registration
WISDOM

Scripture and the Tradition of the Catholic Church provide an abundance of wisdom, though it can often be challenging to apply it to our lives. In this eight-part study, Jeff Cavins and Thomas Smith examine biblical wisdom as it relates to daily life. Drawing on the wisdom literature of the Bible—Proverbs, Wisdom, Sirach, and Ecclesiastes—Wisdom: God’s Vision for Life will teach you how to actively seek sound guidance and increase your sense of peace in navigating life.
 

  • Tuesday Mornings from January 16 – March 19, 2024
  • This Program is 8 Sessions and is $25 for a study set.
Wisdom Registration
FIRST CORINTHIANS

First Corinthians: The Church and the Christian Community explores the key elements of the gospel message that Paul introduced to a new and growing Church. Presenter Tim Gray examines Paul’s advice for living an authentic Christian life in a pagan culture as well as his teachings about the nature of grace, the Church as the body of Christ, and the most powerful gift of all—the Eucharist.
 

  • Wednesday Afternoons from 12:30 PM – 2:30 PM
    From January 10 – April 10, 2024
  • This Program is 11 Sessions and is $30 for a study set. 
First Corinthians Registration
WHAT WE BELIEVE

What is the Catholic Church all about? What does it mean to be Catholic? What do Catholics actually believe? The Catholic Church is extraordinary. Founded by Christ himself, the Catholic Church is where we encounter God in his Word, his sacraments, and his saints. The Church faithfully proclaims the fullness of faith, leaving no truth out. It proclaims the fullness of life, leaving no person out. It calls all to repent and to believe in God the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, the source of all life and salvation.
 

  • Wednesday Evenings from 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM
    January 10 – April 17, 2024
  • This Program is 10 Sessions and is $30 for a study set. 
What We Believe Registration
HEBREWS

Embark on a guided tour of the “Holy of Holies” of biblical theology. The book of Hebrews is like a little Catechism. It is steeped in rich truths that are foundational to our Catholic Faith, but its highly refined theological concepts can be difficult for even the most seasoned Bible scholars to unpack.
 

  • Thursday Mornings from 10 AM – 12 NOON
    January 11 – March 7, 2024
  • This Program is 8 Sessions and is $30 for a study set. 
Hebrews Registration
JESUS: THE WAY, THE TRUTH, AND THE LIFE 

The marvelous treasures of the Catholic Faith—the Eucharist, Mary, the saints, and the Creed—are all centered on a single figure: Jesus Christ. Jesus is more than a historical or theological figure. He is our Savior, our Redeemer, our Lord, and our God. While many of us already know a lot about him, how well can we say we really know him? Filmed on location in the Holy Land, Jesus: The Way, the Truth, and the Life is a new and fresh look at Jesus—who he is, what he is really like, what he taught, and what he did for our salvation. This encounter with Christ will inspire and empower you to center your entire life on him as you come to know and love him in an ever-deeper and more intimate way.
 

  • Friday Mornings from 10 AM – 12 NOON
    January 12 – April 5, 2024
  • This Program is 10 Sessions and is $30 for a study set. 
Jesus: The Way, the Truth, and the Life Registration

The Great Adventure (Year Long Studies 2023-2024)

THE GREAT ADVENTURE BIBLE STUDIES

Listed below are the different bible study topics and meeting times for this year. In order to sign up for the class, you must follow the links below and submit your registration. That way you will get weekly emails and information about your class.
 
REGISTRATION CLOSES SEPTEMBER 30, 2023.

FULFILLED PART 1 & 2 

Have you ever been unable to explain the “why” of Catholic beliefs? Have you ever wondered why the Old Testament sounds so different from the New Testament? In the Old Testament, God began building a plan and laying a foundation for the beautiful traditions of the Catholic Faith. That plan was fulfilled by Jesus in the New Testament. Fulfilled: Uncovering the Biblical Foundations of Catholicism is an apologetic approach to sharing the Catholic Faith using the Old Testament Tabernacle as a blueprint for God’s plan. Fulfilled will reignite your love of Scripture and help you share and defend the Catholic Faith with the Word of God.
 
Part One – Called into His Presence focuses on elements of the outer sanctuary of the Tabernacle and how they connect to the liturgical calendar, the priesthood, purgatory, baptism, and more.
 
Part Two – Drawn into the Divine Mystery focuses on elements of the inner sanctuary of the Tabernacle and how they connect to the Magisterium, the Eucharist, incense, Mary, and more.
 
This Program is 14 sessions total from September 2023 – March 2024. 
PART 1 FALL – September 17 – November 5, 2023 from 7 PM – 8:45 PM
PART 2 SPRING – January 14 – March 3, 2024 from 7 PM – 8:45 PM
 
$37 Study Set Includes:

  • Part-1 workbook (Fall 2023)
  • Part-2 workbook (Spring 2024)
  • Fulfilled: Uncovering the Biblical Foundations of Catholicism book
  • 1-year of online video access
Fulfilled Part 1 & 2 Registration
BIBLE TIMELINE

In this revolutionary approach to Bible study, The Bible Timeline divides the Bible into twelve color-coded time periods that make the narrative thread easier to follow. Using a unique color-coded chart, you will learn the major people, places, and events of the Bible and discover how they all come together to reveal the remarkable story of our Faith.
The Bible Timeline will teach you how to read and understand the entire Bible and introduce you to the wonderful narrative of Scripture in a way that will transform your life.
 
This Program is 24 Sessions and is $38 for a study set. 
 
This program is offered: 

  • Thursday Mornings from 10 AM – 12 PM
    From September 14, 2023 – April 4, 2024
  • Sunday Mornings from 10:30 AM – 11:45 AM
    Join us for a come-and-go bible study with no registration, no fees, no homework and no commitment. Just show up as your schedule allows, learn a little about the story of salvation, and enjoy time with your fellow Paduans! Each week, a moderator will start the video lesson, which lasts about an hour.
Thursday Bible Timeline Registration Sunday Bible Timeline Information

Walking With Purpose

Do you desire to grow in your Catholic faith? Would you like to connect with other women in our parish community? Are you searching for something more in your life?
 
We invite you to consider joining Walking with Purpose, a women’s Catholic Bible Study. Weekly group sessions meet on Wednesdays 1:30-3:30 pm in the afternoon and Wednesdays 6:00- 8:30 pm in the evening.

OPENING YOUR HEART – YEAR-LONG STUDY

This Bible study will take you on an exciting journey closer to the heart of God, help you form a personal relationship with Christ, and help you find answers to life’s biggest questions through the context of the Catholic faith.  Opening Your Heart is an incredibly effective guide to deep, lasting transformation of the heart and we encourage all participants new to Walking with Purpose to begin here, regardless of previous experience with Bible study.
 
Two sessions offered:

  • Wednesday Afternoons from 1:30 PM – 3:30 PM
  • Wednesday Evenings from 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM

 
 

TOUCHING THE DIVINE – YEAR-LONG STUDY

This study focuses on the many qualities of Jesus revealed through the Gospel of John. This study draws us into a deeper, loving relationship with Jesus as we reflect on His life and personality.
 
Saint John referred to himself as “the disciple whom Jesus loved.” As we study, John will teach us how much Jesus loves us, and how His love is the true satisfaction of our souls. Knowing Christ more intimately, as John did, will touch your heart and fill you with hope!
 
One session offered:

  • Wednesday Evenings from 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM

 
 

BEHOLDING HIS GLORY – FALL 2023

As we look at Old Testament people and events, we’ll encounter problems that only Christ will solve, needs that only He will satisfy, and promises that only He can deliver.
 
Beholding His Glory shows us how all Scripture points us to our Redeemer, Jesus Christ. We’ll learn to recognize and appreciate God’s plan for our own lives, His awe-inspiring majesty, and His desire for personal intimacy with each one of us.
 
One session offered:

  • Wednesday Evenings from 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM

 
 

BEHOLDING YOUR KING – SPRING 2024

We live in a self-centered culture that all too often leaves us feeling empty and dissatisfied. A fuller view of God and His glory is the perfect antidote, which you will experience in Beholding Your King.
 
We’ll study King David, select psalms, the temple, and many Old Testament prophets and see the ways in which they all point to the coming King of Kings, Jesus Christ. This Bible study is the second part of a two-part series and is ideally completed after Beholding His Glory.
 
Registration will open at the end of 2023.

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Wednesday Scripture & Reflection

Join us for the Wednesday Morning Daily Mass at 6:00 AM. Stay after Mass and enjoy some coffee and fellowship as you discuss the readings for the Day.

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