Adult Bible Study

The Fire of Your Faith

St. Rita Catholic Church has various opportunities for Adult Faith Formation, ranging from Adult Bible Study, periodic special seminars and workshops and access to many online resources.

Adult Bible Study

Why Should Catholics Participate in a Bible Study?

The Bible is God’s living word, inspired by the Holy Spirit, written by human authors, relevant to all people of all cultures at all times.

But if we are to be enabled to hear what God is saying to us through the words of Sacred Scripture, we need to combine biblical prayer with authentically Catholic bible study. The Catholic Church, contrary to widely held opinion, has never opposed the reading and study of the Bible. In fact, the Catholic Church has been a patron of bible studies from the day it was born on the feast of Pentecost. It has funded schools of biblical studies and archeological work, such as the deciphering of the Dead Sea Scrolls, and issued documents providing guidance as we undertake the work of understanding, interpreting and applying Scripture.

Admittedly, few of us can take the time to get an academic degree in biblical studies. But we can read and study scripture daily, a little bit at a time, and vastly improve our ability to hear the voice of God in the words of the Bible.

Our Tuesday morning Adult Bible Study presents a wonderful opportunity to read, study, and discuss sacred scripture with members of our parish family – from beginners to those further along in their scripture studies.  So, come and join us, uncover the mysteries, as we read and reflect on God’s holy Word.

Fall Bible Study (8 Weeks)

“Experience the Joy of Following Christ”

Following Christ takes more than simply believing in him or doing what he asks of us. Jesus wants you to be more than just a believer – He wants you to be his disciple and friend. Follow Me: Meeting Jesus in the Gospel of John is your guide to a personal encounter with Christ. As the Good Shepherd, Jesus seeks after us. He comes to meet us and beckons us to follow him. He calls us to be his disciples, to trust him, to open ourselves to his merciful love, and to love others as he has loved us. Follow Me invites you to experience the joy of a renewed friendship with Christ.
You will:

  • Learn what it takes to follow Christ.
  • Discover the joy of divine friendship.
  • See how God, and only God, can satisfy the deepest desires of your heart.

Starts – Tuesday, September 19, at 9:30 AM in the Mary Star of the Sea Room.

Cost is $15.00