Bible Studies

At St. Mary of Lourdes, we offer a Bible Study on Wednesday mornings and Wednesday evenings both in the Fall and again in the Winter/early Spring. The studies help the participants delve into and reflect on the Scripture within their own lives. Each session incorporates discussion and usually a DVD presentation. Parishioners from surrounding parishes are invited to participate.

Upcoming Bible Studies

No Greater Love Bible Study – March 9, 2022 – April 6, 2022

            • Meets Wednesday morning (9am – 10:15am) or Wednesday evening (6:30pm – 7:45pm)
            • For registration information, click here.
            • Registrations are due by February 27 to ensure the arrival of the needed study materials.

For more information, please contact Ileen Grebner, Director of Faith Formation, by calling 309-383-4460 or submitting your information below (see How Do I Find Out More Information?).


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Unlike any other Bible podcast, Ascension’s Bible in a Year podcast follows a reading plan inspired by The Great Adventure Bible Timeline, a ground-breaking approach to understanding salvation history developed by renowned Catholic Bible scholar Jeff Cavins. For each period in the timeline, Jeff will join Fr. Mike for a special episode that will help you understand the context of each reading.

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Please note: The Bible contains adult themes that may not be suitable for children – parental discretion is advised.

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      • Two to three scripture readings
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      • A guided prayer to help you hear God’s voice in his Word

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Follow this link and you will be directed to where you can listen directly online or find this free podcast through your favorite app.

Lenten Soup Suppers

During the Season of Lent, we host a Lenten Soup Supper and Speaker Series. This series is held on the Monday’s of Lent (minus the Monday of Holy Week) and features a speaker who takes us on a reflective Lenten journey. The talks may center on the readings for the year or on the themes of Lent but they provide an opportunity for parishioners to enrich their Lenten experience and come together in community with each other.

Each evening begins with prayer at 6pm, followed by the Soup Supper. The speaker is introduced around 6:30pm and each evening ends around 7:30pm.


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How do I find out more information?

For more information or would like to help out with our Lenten Soup Suppers, please contact:
Ileen Grebner, Director of Faith Formation at 309-383-4460 or by completing the form below.

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