Adult Bible Study is a way to connect with other believers in fellowship; to grow in our understanding of the Bible, as Jesus’ small group of disciples did; to meet the needs of others in the small group,  to become equipped for evangelism, and to worship God.

Study the Bible With Us

New Testament Bible Study: The Book of Judges meets the 2nd and 4th Monday of the month
During the study, the group traces our Catholic roots through the Jewish religion and looks for similarities and differences in the two faiths, particularly seeking references that Jesus made to the Old Testament to try to glean the message.  The group looks at what the readings meant to the people at the time the events took place, what they meant to the people at the time when it was recorded, and especially, what it means to us today as Christians and to our Jewish brothers and sisters. Led by Leah Walker, a certified catechist and graduate of the SALT – Scripture and Leadership Training program through Seattle University.
The group meets 7:00 – 8:30 P.M. at the Parish Center of Saint Patrick Catholic Church, 1001 North J Street in Tacoma, WA. Bring your own Bible or we’ll provide one for you to use.  A Catholic Study Bible is recommended.
Old Testament: Book of the Prophet Isaiah meets the 1st & 3rd Monday of the month
Bible Study, led by Deacon Bill Eckert with the purpose of developing a community of faith informed by Sacred Scripture. Deacon Bill Eckert has a Masters Degree in Pastoral Studies from Seattle University.
The group meets 7:00 – 8:30 P.M. at the Parish Center of Saint Patrick Catholic Church, 1001 North J Street in Tacoma, WA. Bring your own Bible or we’ll provide one for you to use.  A Catholic Study Bible is recommended.
The Post-Exilic Prophets meets every Wednesday in the Rectory at St. Rita of Cascia Catholic Church at 12:00 P.M. led by Sr. Pauline Igoe, OP

Why Study the Bible with a Group?

Yes, you can study the Bible on your own. You should! Personal bible study is essential for deepening your relationship with God.

Connect with Others

So why study with a group?  A small group Bible study offers a place to connect with other believers.  Bible study offers a safe place to get your questions answered. Asking the priest after Mass isn’t usually possible or practical, so you may leave fed, but still a little hungry.

Find Answers

When you are involved in a small group of other believers with varying backgrounds, chances are at least one other person in that group will be able to answer your specific questions. Certainly, as a group, you can determine to research and find answers to questions that cannot be answered in your regular meeting times.

Share Needs

In your small group, you can also share your needs. At first, you may not feel comfortable sharing intimate details of your life, and you don’t need to. But small group members exist to care for one another and to join in lifting one another’s burdening before the Lord. Even if all you are willing to share is, “pray for me,” then at least you can go out with the confidence that someone else is in fact praying for you. And God is listening.

Pray
Prayer is another area in which the Adult Bible Study can help you to grow. Afraid to pray out loud in a group? That’s OK! No one will force you to pray out loud. As you listen to others sharing their hearts before God, you will be amazed at what the Spirit may prompt you to do. Week after week, as group members share answers to prayer, you’ll be built up in your own personal ability to trust God to meet your needs. And as any small group veteran will tell you, the greatest blessing comes in ministering to the needs of another small group member.

I want to study God's Word more deeply

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