This bible study program utilizes Catholic Scripture Study (CSS) International course materials, which are designed for those who seek deeper knowledge of Scripture as God’s Word.
The study commentaries are written by leading Scripture scholars and authors. Each study contains references to the Catechism of the Catholic Church, papal encyclicals, and writings of the early Church Fathers and the Saints.
Class Format (90 minutes)
- Opening (15 minutes)—The group settles in and opens with prayer. Announcements are made at this time.
- Discussion Groups (45 minutes)-Participants break into small groups to discuss the study questions for the weekly lesson. Participants are expected to have read the lesson material and answered the study questions prior to class each week.
- Lecture (30 minutes)-All participants gather to watch a DVD lecture based on the lesson. CSS Program lectures are prepared and presented by priests and are designed to guide participants to a deeper understanding of the Scripture on which the lesson is based.