St. Francis de Sales seek to put people in touch with the Word of God. While we hear the Word proclaimed through the liturgy, we are called to better understand God's Word and how he uses it to speak to us. We offer a number of opportunities throughout the year for you to explore scripture. Click on the links to learn more about upcoming studies.
Our Wednesday Evening Bible Study runs through the school year (September through June) each year. It's made up of individuals passionate about growing as disciples and knowledge of the faith. The group works through various resources throughout the year.
El obispo Robert Barron creó este Programa de Estudio para ayudarnos a profundizar, de manera temática, en las verdades de fe que los católicos creemos, de manera que cualquier adulto pueda entrar en una comprensión más profunda de su fe.
por Dr. Edward Sri
Este programa de cinco partes, lleva a los participantes por un recorrido emocionante a través de la Liturgia. Explora las raices bíblicas de las palabras y los gestos que usamos en la Misa y explica su profundo significado. Entienda, tal vez por primera vez, porque decimos lo que decimos y hacemos lo que hacemos cada semana en la Misa. Las palabras y los gestos serán vistos en una nueva luz, que dará vida nueva a su experiencia litúrgica.
por Jeff Cavins y Sarah Christmyer
Un recorrido cautivador por la Biblia
Este estudio de ocho partes (sesiones de 30 minutos) ofrece la manera más fácil de entender la Biblia. Abriendo el misterio de la Biblia hace sencillo lo complejo. Le ayuda a descubrir la historia entrelazada en toda la Sagrada Escritura para que puede ver el “panorama completo” de la Biblia y comprender de qué se trata. La Biblia es la historia sobre el amor fiel del Padre hacia usted – un amor que ahora usted está llamado a compartir con los demás.
by Jeff Cavins and Sarah Christmyer
An Engaging Journey Through the Bible
This eight-part study (30-minute sessions) provides the easiest way to understand the Bible. Unlocking the Mystery of the Bible makes the complex simple. It helps you uncover the story woven throughout Scripture so that you can get the “big picture” of the Bible and understand what it is all about. The Bible is a story about the Father’s unfailing love for you - a love that you are now called to share with others.
by Christopher West
Into the Heart is the recommended follow-up to An Introduction to the Theology of the Body. This is a 16-part study that moves you deeper into this life-changing message, enabling you to apply and integrate it into every aspect of your life. Here you will be given the tools to develop the sacramental worldview so crucial to living an authentic human sexuality. You will learn what saints and mystics alike have always known: a life of ecstasy and deep union with God is not only possible - it is actually a lot closer than you think. For group or private study.
by Mark Hart
The Mass Like You've Have Never Seen it Before
Altaration addresses head-on one of the biggest problems we all face: how do we get Catholics to appreciate the awesome beauty and mystery of the Mass…and to actually look forward to attending and participating?
by Jeff Cavins, Tim Gray, and Sarah Christmyer
This is the foundational study in The Great Adventure Bible Study Series that has helped hundreds of thousands of Catholics learn to read the Bible.
The Bible Timeline is a fascinating study that takes participants on a journey through the entire Bible. They will go deep into each period of salvation history and discover the amazing story woven throughout all of Scripture. Using a unique color-coded system, they will learn the major people, places, and events of the Bible and see how they all come together to reveal the remarkable story of our faith. The Bible Timeline has been granted the Imprimatur.
Our year round bible study meets Tuesday mornings at 6:30 to 7:30 am the first and third of the month in our St. Jane Room (located at the back of the parish office on 13th street). Men and women are welcome to come in and participate at any point, but especially when we begin new studies.
by Fr. Mark Toups
Oremus is a Catholic prayer study program that will teach you the essentials of a fruitful prayer life.
“Say Your Prayers”
Do you find it easy to pray? Is prayer an integral part of your day? Do you hear God’s voice in your daily life, and know how to respond accordingly?