Adult Bible Studies

The Mystery of the Eucharist

April 9th/10th through May 7th/8th

  • Tuesdays, 10:00-11:45am – with Fr. Barry
  • Wednesdays, 7:00-8:45pm – with Fr. Jergens
  • 5-weeks (April 9th/10th through May 7th/8th)
  • Cost: $7  (for the workbook) – Please pay online here or via cash/check at the first class
  • Location: St. Susanna Room (in the lower level of the church downstairs/elevator – follow the signs in the hallway)
  • Please contact Joseph Schleicher with questions at or 513-398-3821, ext. 3149.

Although the Eucharist appears to be simple bread and wine, it is actually the “source and summit” of the Christian life. Presence: The Mystery of the Eucharist explores the truth and beauty of Christ’s real presence in the Eucharist, from its origins in Sacred Scripture, to its profound role in the life of the Church and her members. It is the crescendo of the entire story of salvation.

Past Studies

Seven Deadly Sins, Seven Lively Virtues

Sin separates us from God, but the cultivation of virtue can restore right relationship with Him. Pride, envy, anger, sloth, gluttony, avarice, and lust are all patterns of dysfunction within us that lead to unhappiness. Bishop Barron explains the nature of these sins and offers a corresponding virtue for each one, giving practical advice on how to instill this virtue in your own life. Join Bishop Robert Barron for a deeper look at sin and virtue.  This engaging and eye-opening presentation illuminates the seven deadly sins, those great spiritual blocks that inhibit our flourishing in relationship with God and one another. But there’s hope!  The seven lively virtues offer antidotes to each sin and help set us on the right path to healing and happiness.

Reclaiming Friendship (Women Only)

Do you desire lasting and abiding friendships? Do you want to move beyond the past hurts of relationships gone wrong? In a world plagued by loneliness, we invite you to encounter God personally through Scripture. Let God reshape how you see and experience intentional relationships, deal with your past friendship wounds, and become a woman who is capable of the lifelong bond of true friendship.

This 6-week women’s Bible Study explores what it takes to stay close for the long haul, what to look for in a friend, and how to navigate toxic relationships. Reclaiming Friendship is ideal if you: are lonely and desire lasting friendships; need to know and understand what it means that God created each of us in His image; crave authentic community, the kind in which we experience His joy and goodness.

Mary: A Biblical Walk with the Blessed Mother

Filmed on location with Dr. Edward Sri in the Holy Land, Mary: A Biblical Walk with the Blessed Mother will place you in the midst of the powerful drama of her earthly life, taking you through her joys… and her sorrows. You will learn how she works in our lives today, drawing us ever closer to her divine Son. Seeing Mary in this way will change you forever. Mary will become a part of your daily life, and in your daily life, you will become more like Christ.

The Rescue Project

The Rescue Project is an experience of the gospel surrounded by conversation, food and prayer. It involves video presentations by Fr. John Riccardo, with small group, table discussions and fellowship.

Rooted & Radient

Rooted and Radiant is a Bible Study that was written for any woman who wants to live her life grounded in Jesus Christ. This study walks through St. Paul’s Letter to the Colossians, an epistle that addresses a people that faced trials remarkably similar to our own challenges today. This deep dive into understanding who Jesus is, and what that means for us, will help us live in the wisdom of Christ as we navigate the ever-increasing demands and messages of our culture.

A Biblical Walk Through the Mass

Everything we say and do in the Liturgy is steeped in biblical language. A Biblical Walk Through the Mass explores the extraordinary biblical roots of the Liturgy and
reveals what it all means and why it all matters. In this 5 session video-based study, Dr. Edward Sri explores the roots of the words and gestures we experience at Mass and explains their profound significance. This fascinating tour of the Mass will renew your faith and deepen your love for and devotion to the Holy Eucharist.

Power & Grace

Deepen Your Sacramental Life! Power and Grace has been designed to fit into your busy schedule. This 4-session program quickly introduces, or reminds, participants to the purpose and meaning of the seven Catholic sacraments in an engaging, easy-to-understand way.

Hebrews: The New and Eternal Covenant

Presented via video by Dr. Andrew Swafford and Jeff Cavins, draws out the meaning of the book of Hebrews in a way that makes them easier to understand – so we can see, appreciate, and take hold of the riches God has given in the New Covenant. Most importantly, Hebrews will help us appreciate the astounding generosity of God as they see the wonders he has given us in the Church.

Building a Eucharistic Marriage

Marriage is a gift. But, it can also be a challenge, and it takes real effort to make it thrive. Get moving in the right direction, and grow more deeply together with your spouse, by participating in seven sessions of enrichment for married couples, led by Catholic therapist Greg Schutte, MSW, LISW-S. Greg has compiled his years of experience as a therapist into seven one-hour sessions designed to help couples to fall more deeply in love with each other, as well as with our Eucharistic Lord.

The Case for Jesus

​​​​​Can we trust the Gospels? Do we really know who wrote them? Do the Gospels communicate truth – or fabricated fables? Who is Jesus? Who did Jesus claim to be? Join Dr. Brant Pitre as he draws evidence from both early Christian and non-Christian writings attesting to the authenticity, authorship, and dating of the Gospels, and as he gives an in-depth look at the Gospel accounts of Jesus’s Crucifixion, Resurrection, and the proclamation of Christ’s divinity. Dr. Pitre’s powerful presentation will strengthen your faith so that you can not only stand firm and profess that Jesus truly is “the Christ, the Son of the living God,” but also confidently respond to any skeptics you encounter.

The Prophets: Messengers of God's Mercy

God sent prophets at critical times to call the people back to their covenant relationship with him. Prophets proclaimed the consequences of continued sin, called people to repentance, and declared God’s faithful love. They also spoke of the future to shed light on current events and to reveal God’s plans and purposes. In The Prophets: Messengers of God’s Mercy, discover how God is constantly calling you to a deeper relationship with him, as well as the ways you are called to be the voice of God to others.

The Eucharist in Scripture

In The Eucharist in Scripture, discover God’s plan as it is expressed through the
Bible and the Mass. This six-lesson study, video presentations by Dr. Scott Hahn,
will unlock the meaning of covenant, sacrifice, and sacrament as understood in the
Bible, from Genesis through Revelation. Built around Dr. Hahn’s foundational talks & books: “The Lamb’s Supper,” “The Fourth Cup,” and “Consuming the Word,” The Eucharist in Scripture examines the biblical foundations of the Eucharist and explores the Church’s liturgy as the original context for the books of the Bible.

How to Pray Like Mary

Listen, and respond, like Mary at the Annunciation. Mary has been called the “mother of listening.” She didn’t just hear the Word; she pondered it in light of her own relationships and circumstances and then let it transform her. Sonja Corbitt is a best-selling author and one of the most dynamic and compelling new voices in the Church today. Starting with Mary’s response at the Annunciation, Sonja will show you how to pray with Scripture under the guidance of the Blessed Mother.

Parousia (Women Only)

Where do we find the Mass in the Bible? What is the relationship between the two? In ten beautifully produced lessons, Parousia: The Bible and the Mass answers these questions and more. In the latest video Bible study from the St. Paul Center, discover why the liturgy is a major theme that runs through the entire Bible, from Genesis to the Book of Revelation. We will not only look to the Law, the Prophets, and life and teachings of Jesus, we’ll also lean on the Doctors of the Church to enhance our understanding of the Mass. We’ll see how the New Testament is concealed in the Old, the Old is revealed in the New, and why both point directly to the Mass, the sign of the New Covenant.

Opening Your Heart: The Starting Point (Women Only)

All women are invited to join us on an exciting journey closer to the heart of God. Opening Your Heart is a 22-week Bible Study .We will explore the core questions that we need to wrestle with if we want to experience all that God has for us. Discover a personal relationship with Jesus and increase your trust in His unconditional love with this beginner-level study. We encourage all participants new to Walking with Purpose to begin here, regardless of previous experience.