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.  Fulfilled: Uncovering the Biblical Foundations of Catholicism, part 2:   Sonja Corbitt from Ascension Press explains the Biblical roots of Catholic beliefs in this new study. Have you ever been unable to explain why Catholics believe what they do? While designed as a faith sharing Bible study, participants will also gain an apologetic understanding of some of the most questioned Catholic teachings. Fulfilled will reignite your love of scripture and help you share and defend the Catholic faith with the Word of God.  Different topics are covered in each part of the study, so part one is not required.  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 Catholic Letters: James, Peter and Jude:  This study covers four New Testament letters traditionally known as the Catholic Letters because each is written to strengthen Christian communities scattered across a wide region of the Roman Empire rather than a specific Christian community. Participants will discover that they contain profound differences as well as intriguing similarities. 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

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.