“Your Word is a lamp for my feet, a light for my path.” — Psalm 119:10
Holy Family Bible Study provides a stimulating, enlightened and prayerful approach to the study of sacred Scripture.
About Bible Study
Our approach to Bible Study incorporates prayer, personal reflection and scholarly work. Three or four times a year, Holy Family Bible Study chooses one book or a group of books from either Hebrew or Christian Scriptures. At the beginning of each series, we invite a scholar to present an overview and some helpful insights into the book or books being studied. After this keynote, the facilitator takes the group through the book(s), a few chapters each week. Our series can be a few weeks or go on for more than a dozen depending on the length of the book(s) being studied.
The weekly Bible Study begins with an opening prayer, usually based on the previous Sunday’s Gospel. Following prayer, the Bible Study facilitator shares his/her insights, observations and exegesis on the scripture text for that week. These presentations are usually about 60 minutes. Join others who look forward to reading and praying over scripture with other Holy Family Disciples.
Holy Family parishioner and Biblical scholar David Sanchez, Ph.D. often serves as our keynote speaker. David is Assistant Professor of Theological Studies at Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles.
Fr. Felix Just, S.J., has a large website with many wonderful Bible Study aids. Click here
Volunteer Ministry Opportunity
• Bible Study Facilitator
Weekly, Wednesday evenings: 7:00 p.m.-8:30 p.m., Galilee Room, Pastoral Center
Frank Ponnet, Director of Adult Faith Formation
Tim O’Brien, When Tim O’Brien was four year’s old, his father told him the story of David and Goliath . . . and little Tim was hooked! He began to read the Bible in earnest when he was in high school and took three Biblical History classes in college: “Old Testament Times,” “New Testament Times,” and “The Life and Times of Jesus Christ.” He has maintained a keen interest in Scripture throughout his adult life. In 2010, Tim enrolled in the Catholic Bible Institute in 2009 and was certified as a Bible Study Leader by the Archdiocese of Los Angeles in 2012. Tim is privileged to have begun serving the Holy Family Community as a facilitator for the Wednesday evening Bible Study in September 2012.
Click here to see some of our past Bible Study Sessions