Bible Study

Saint Jude's Bible Studies promote an appreciation of reading the Bible and understanding how Bible readings can be applied to our daily life. Everyone is welcome, wherever you are on your spiritual journey.  Bible Study classes have no prerequisites. The Bible has been a powerful influence in the lives of countless people. Every Bible Story is a metaphor for the experiences of God we have all had and will have in our lives. St Jude’s offers four adult Bible Study classes. Details of our Bible Study classes are presented in the church bulletin.  A short description of each class presented below:

Thursday Morning Bible Study: We meet Thursday mornings at 9:30 in rooms 5 & 6. Beginning on 9/20/18:  Mornings 9:30 -11:30 a.m. The Bible and the Sacraments looks at the basic teaching of the Church as to the meaning and origin of the Sacraments. But it goes further. It investigates the deeper mystery of the sacraments as illuminated by Sacred Scripture.  Examining the rich relationship between the Old and New Testaments, it reveals the sacraments as more than mere earthly rituals. They are incredible “‘powers that come forth’ from the Body of Christ” (CCC 1116). For more information, please contact

Thursday Evening Bible Study: We meet Thursday Evenings at  7:00 in room 5 of the parish hall. Beginning on October 11: evenings 7 - 8:30 p.m. The Pilgrim People will begin on January 17, 2019, Evenings 7:00-8:30 p.m. This short study is a wonderful preparation for Lent. We will journey through the Old and New Testaments to show how God leads the faithful (us) on our pilgrimage of faith. This study will examine major landmarks of salvation history and provide insightful reflections on God's call to his faithful pilgrims. All our welcome. For more information, call Tim and Mariann:  805-495-1732

Sunday to Sunday Mornings: Weekly discussion on upcoming Sunday readings. Tuesday 9:15am-11:00am in the parish library. Video and discussion led by Julie Feely

Sunday to Sunday Evenings: Wednesday 6:30pm-7:30pm in the Faith Formation Office. Weekly discussion on upcoming Sunday Readings. Charlie and Kay North, along with Deacon Jerome, lead the discussion.Email Kay and Charley North 

Can’t make it to either Scripture study to prepare for Sunday?  Prepare from home online:


Lectio Divina – Praying with Scriptures

Websites with daily and Sunday readings  Sunday readings with articles and reflections to explore from St. Louis University  Fr. Robert Barron shares a reflection on the upcoming Sunday readings.  Usually posted on Wednesday afternoon. Creighton University online daily reflections

Online Scripture Study:  under studies choose online studies.  Currently they have a free online study by Dr. Scott Hahn:  The Lamb's Supper: The Bible and The Mass  University of Dayton's online virtual learning covering a wide range of Faith Formation topics including introductions to the Old and New Testament.