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: "Acts of the Apostles" study begins Thursday mornings at 9:30-11:30am in the hall.  The book of Acts shows the Church, enlivened by the Holy Spirit, teaching, preaching, healing, and restoring outcasts in the same way that Jesus did on earth.  The Acts of the Apostles provides an historic framework for understanding the rest of the New Testament. Paul’s letters in particular come alive in a new way when they are read within the context of the Acts narrative.​  The study is 20 weeks long. Study guide $30. Everyone is welcome, please join us!  Questions, call Judy 805-495-1623 or email

Thursday Evening Bible Study: Thursday Evening Bible Study begins October 19th at 7:00pm in room 5 in the hall. We will study the Gospel according to Mark. This study is timely as our Catholic Liturgical cycle, cycle B, begins in November and focuses on Mark’s Gospel. Also this is our earliest Gospel. Given Mark’s careful choice of words and narrative, Mark brilliantly laid the framework for all the Gospels. Studying Mark will aid us in becoming more faithful followers of Jesus. You are welcome whether this is your first time to attend a Bible Study or you have participated in many studies. Please call Tim or Mariann with any questions at 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