Catholic Scripture Study

Books of the Bible – USCCB
Frequently asked Questions about the Bible – USCCB

2016 Spring Professional Day Flyer and Registration – February 23, 2016 with Stephen Binz

National Bible Week – November 15-21, 2015
The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops invites families, parishes, schools, and other Catholic groups to participate in National Bible Week in celebration of the 50th Anniversary of the Second Vatican Council Dogmatic Constitution on Divine Revelation, Dei Verbum. This year’s theme, “The Bible: A Book for the Family,” builds on this year’s Synod of Bishops on the Family and Pope Francis’s visit to Philadelphia for the World Meeting of Families.

From Stephen Binz regarding activity for National Bible Week or anytime:
Here is my three-step suggestion for parishes for Sunday, November 15.
1) Encourage everyone in your parish to bring their own Bibles to Mass on Sunday, November 15.
2) After the homily, the celebrant offers a Blessing of Bibles. This short blessing may be downloaded from the bottom of this page:
3) Invite everyone to bring their Bibles back from Mass to be enthroned in their home. The link provides a history of Bible enthronement, an explanation, and a ritual for Catholic homes. This link may be emailed to every family in the parish, posted in the parish bulletin, and on the parish website and social media:

Both the Blessing of Bibles and the Enthronement of the Bible are absolutely free for all parishes, and may be downloaded at the bottom of this link:


Biblical Texts Related to Catholic Liturgy

Scripture Study Series/Resources (and parishes that have used them)

At Home with the Word (Liturgy Training Publications) – Lectionary-based
Emmaus Road Catholic Bible Study (Emmaus Road Publishing) – Theme/Book-based
St. Justin, Martyr – Bob Metz (email)
Great Adventure Bible Studies / En Español (Ascension Press) – Book-based
Espiritu Santo – Karen Heaphy (email)
St. Justin, Martyr – Bob Metz (email)
St. Patrick, Largo – Sr. Kathleen Luger, O.S.C. (email)
Ignatius Catholic Study Bible (Ignatius Press) – Book-based
Holy Family – Dawn Grzybala (email)
St. Patrick, Largo – Sr. Kathleen Luger, O.S.C. (email)
Journey Through Scripture (St. Paul Center for Biblical Theology) – Book-based
Liguori Catholic Bible Study / Estudio Bíblico Católico de Libros Liguori (Liguori Publications) – Book-based
Little Rock Scripture Study / En Español (Catholic Diocese of Little Rock in Partnership with Liturgical Press) – Book-based
Paulist Bible Study Program (Paulist Press) – Book-based
Six Weeks with the Bible / Seis semanas con la Biblia (Loyola Press) Teens and Adults – Book-based
St. Justin, Martyr – Bob Metz (email)
Threshold Bible Study (Twenty-Third Publications) – Theme-based
Nativity – Vicki Hawkins (email)
The Bread of Life:  Catholic Bible Study (Queenship Publishing Company) – Lectionary-based
The Word Among Us Bible Studies / La Palabra Entre Nosotros (The Word Among Us) Theme/Book-based
The Cornerstone Scripture Study (non-profit organization) – Book-based (one book annually)
Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church – Wednesdays 9:30-11:30 a.m. (Comny Center)
Mary (727) 791-3240 or Carol (727) 784-6147

Online Bible Studies
St. Paul Center for Biblical Theology

Audio Courses
St. Paul Center for Biblical Theology

Free Online Resources for Scripture Study and/or Faith Sharing
Commentaries on the Books of the Old Testament – Fr. Eamon Tobin
Commentaries on the Sunday Readings for Cycles A, B, and C – Fr. Eamon Tobin
Los Comentarios En Espanol Para El Proximo Domingo – Fr. Eamon Tobin

Free Online Leadership Training
Little Rock Scripture Study

Sample Evaluations for Scripture Study and other AFF Offerings
Evaluation for Scripture Study at Espiritu Santo
Evaluation for Morning of Reflection at Espiritu Santo
Sample Evaluation for a Scripture Study
Evaluation for Bible Study at St. Vincent de Paul

Lectio Divina
Contemplative Outreach, Ltd.
Order of Carmelites
Order of Cistercians of the Strict Observance (Trappists)