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 will be watching Bishop Barron’s Pivotal Players Series on influential people in the Catholic Church who have shaped the life of the Church and more. The films will be viewed beginning May 10th at 9:30 in rooms 5 & 6.  Each film is independent, so if you miss a week or just want to drop in for one session, you can.

Thursday Evening Bible Study will begin a 7 week study of The Book of Psalms on April 12 at 7:00 in room 5 of the hall. The Book of Psalms is a unique collection of song-prayers. To study them is to study prayer and ultimately to enter into prayer.  The study will challenge participants to reflect on their own prayer and life experiences.  Selected psalms will include Psalms of Descriptive Praise, Psalms of Trust or Confidence and Wisdom Psalms. For more information, call Tim and Mariann:  805-495-1732

Sunday to Sunday Mornings: Weekly discussion on upcoming Sunday readings. Tuesday 9:15am-10:30am 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