Bible and Sacraments

For 11 Thursdays beginning on January 20, Our Lady of Sorrows will offer The Bible and the Sacraments Bible Study.

Our schedule looks like this:
January 20 - Lesson One: Introduction to the Mysteries (23 min)
January 27 - Lesson Two: The Ritual of Family (31 min)
February 3 - Lesson Three: The Waters of Salvation (Baptism) (32 min)
February 10 - Lesson Four: On a Mission for God (Confirmation) (27 min)
February 17 - Lesson Five: The Sacrificial Offering (Eucharist) (27 min)
February 24 - Lesson Six: Lamb of God (Eucharist) (28 min)
March 3 - Lesson Seven: Heaven on Earth (Eucharist) (34 min)
March 10 - Lesson Eight: Reconciled to God (Penance) (29 min)
March 17 - Lesson Nine: Spiritual Healing (Anointing of the Sick) (26 min)
March 24 - Lesson Ten: Brides and Bridegrooms (Marriage) (29 min)
March 31 - Lesson Eleven: Ordained to Serve (Priesthood) (33 min)

Our goal is to understand what the sacraments of the Catholic faith are, where they come from, and why they’re so foundational to our faith. This study is a part of Journey Through Scripture, a Catholic Bible study series from the St. Paul Center for Biblical Theology, an apostolate dedicated to teaching Catholics how to read Sacred Scripture from the heart of the Church.

In paragraph 1116, the Catechism of the Catholic Church describes the sacraments as “‘the masterworks of God’ in the new and everlasting covenant.” More than mere earthly rituals, they are “‘powers that come forth’ from the Body of Christ, which is ever-living and life-giving.” The Bible and the Sacraments dives into the mystery of these God-given channels of grace. It illuminates the deeply scriptural roots of the sacraments, examining the rich relationship between the Old and New Testaments and their connection to the rites of the Catholic Church.

What we’ll discover throughout this study is that the sacraments we celebrate are nothing new. God has always dealt with humanity in a sacramental manner. Finding their institution in Christ and their origin in salvation history, the sacraments are God’s gifts of life and love to his children.

Although The Bible and the Sacraments is focused on Catholic doctrine and teaching, everyone—Catholic or non-Catholic—is welcome. In fact, we encourage you to invite friends to come with you.

To register, sign up on the poster in the Gathering Space or email [email protected] or call the office at 513-539-8061 and leave a message for Jack. There is a $25 fee for each participant workbook needed, so bring cash or a check payable to Our Lady of Sorrows to the first meeting on Thursday, January 20 at 7 pm in the Parish Hall. 

For 11 Thursdays beginning on January 20, Our Lady of Sorrows will offer The Bible and the Sacraments Bible Study. Each one-hour session begins at 7 pm in the Parish Hall. Our goal is to understand what the sacraments of the Catholic faith are, where they come from, and why they’re so foundational to our faith. This video study is a part of Journey Through Scripture, a Catholic Bible study series from the St. Paul Center for Biblical Theology, an apostolate dedicated to teaching Catholics how to read Sacred Scripture from the heart of the Church. Although The Bible and the Sacraments is focused on Catholic doctrine and teaching, everyone—Catholic or non-Catholic—is welcome. In fact, we encourage you to invite friends to come with you. To register, sign up on the poster in the Gathering Space or email [email protected] or call the office at 513-539-8061 and leave a message for Jack. There is a $25 fee for each participant workbook needed, so bring cash or a check payable to Our Lady of Sorrows to the first meeting on Thursday, January 20 at 7 pm in the Parish Hall.