Old St. Pat’s is pleased to be a host site for the…Chicago Catholic Scripture School
The Chicago Catholic Scripture School is a comprehensive program in Scripture study offered by Loyola University’s Institute of Pastoral Studies. Hosted at several parish locations throughout the Archdiocese, the Chicago Catholic Scripture School invites adult learners into an experience that:
• enriches your personal, spiritual and liturgical life
• opens your heart and mind to the Word of God speaking to us today,
• provides you with the tools to deepen your understanding of Scriptural texts,
• helps build up a community of faith.
How is the program structured?
The program meets weekly in ten session modules with breaks between modules. The first two- year cycle focuses on study and prayer with the Bible in the Roman Catholic tradition, including a comprehensive study of some major books of the Old and New Testaments. For those who choose to go on, the program provides another two-year course of study that delves further into the Old and New Testaments, covering all the other books in the Bible.
Do I have to sign up for a two-year or four-year course of study?
No, each ten session module is self-contained and you can register for individual modules.
Is there (gasp!) homework?
The Chicago Catholic Scripture School offers both a Certificate Program and an audit option. Participants in the Certificate Program write weekly reflections on the readings, dialoguing with both their instructor and fellow. The audit option does not require any written work.
When does the next session begin?
Our next series of sessions at Old St. Pat’s is scheduled for Tuesday evenings September 10 through November 12 at 7 – 9 p.m.
How do I get started?
For more information about the Chicago Catholic Scripture School, locations, fees, and/or to register, please contact the Program Director, Kevin Pease at firstname.lastname@example.org, or (312) 915-7485.
More information can also be found at the Loyola University Chicago website.