“For us, this proclamation is a word of freedom. Scripture tells us that everything that exists does not exist by chance, but is willed by God and part of His plan, at the center of which is the invitation to partake, in Christ, in the Divine life." - Verbum Domini
From The Amazing Parish website:
The Catholic Church and The Mass are as Biblical as any institution or event in the world, and yet too often Catholics feel ignorant of the Bible, even though they’ve been “listening” to the Bible readings every Sunday at Mass throughout their lives. Compelling, engaging Bible Study programs are essential to helping parishioners deepen their faith and improve their ability to share that faith with others.
Check out these resources, which can be used in the parish or in the home:
The Bible is at the Heart of Our Faith. It informs our beliefs and inspires our devotions. It is the living Word of God, where our Father meets with us and lovingly speaks to us. Reading the Bible should bring us closer to Christ, but understanding it is not always easy. Many people say that they have tried time and again to prayerfully read Scripture, but they get frustrated because they “just don’t get it.”
"The Great Adventure" Catholic Bible study program is designed in such a way that anyone can make sense of the Bible through the Catholic tradition and experience the life-changing power of God’s Word.
Catholic Scripture Study International provides all the tools you need to start and maintain a successful bible study. You do not need to be an experienced catechist to implement and lead a CSS class. Any lay person can establish this truly life-changing program in their parish or community. Additionally, the CSS Program is the only Scripture study program with a team of dedicated volunteer Regional Directors who provide support to each study leader throughout the program.
The CSS Program studies are designed for group or individual study. Our Program Studies range from 22-28 sessions in length and our Short Studies range from 4 to 16 sessions. CSS releases a new full-length feature study to add to the selection of course offerings each Fall and offers shorter scripture and faith based studies throughout the year.