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†  Welcome to Catholic Bible Study

Catholic Bible Study (CBS) is a group of lay evangelists who are dedicated to teaching the Word of God to Catholic and non-Catholic people alike.  CBS uses the commentaries and study program written by Father James O'Bryan S.T., entitled "Invitation to Christian Discipleship" (ICD).

Invitation to Christian Discipleship uses lectures, group discussion and home study as dynamics in truth seeking.

ICD is designed to be:

  • A more in depth study than a group Bible sharing program
  • Accommodates new students not ready for a lot of home study
  • Led by lay teachers who are dedicated to teaching the Word of God

Invitation to Christian Discipleship was written to fulfill two needs; the desire of the Catholic people for a deeper knowledge of the Scriptures and also, the desire for specific answers to in-depth Bible questions.

The motivating cause for the formation of the Catholic Bible Study is to preserve and impart the Christian Faith as understood and transmitted by the Catholic Church through the centuries.

These courses have four immediate aims:

  • To incite a true spirit of repentance.
  • To foster a deeper commitment in faith to Jesus Christ.
  • To create a greater awareness of the Holy Spirit in the life of the believer.
  • To encourage a more vibrant participation in the life and mission of the Catholic Church.

Catholic Bible Study meetings:
Thursday morning, 9:30-11:30 a.m. at St. Andrews Center, Room 4
Thursday evening, 6:00-8:00 p.m. at the Teachers Lounge, Library Building
Presenter: Maurice Bernier

Author Biography

Father James O'Bryan S.T., is a native of Mississippi and a member of the Missionary Servants of the Most Holy Trinity.  Father James has studied at Holy Trinity Mission Seminary, Washington, DC, the Catholic University of America at Ponce, Puerto Rico, the Ca1ifornia State University at Long Beach, and Chapman College in Orange, California.  After his ordination in 1956, Father James served in the southern part of the United States and Puerto Rico. For several years he was engaged in giving retreats to priests, sisters and laity. He was sent to California in 1966 where he served for five years as Guidance Counselor at Mater  Dei High School and Chaplain for the Juvenile Hall of Orange County.  It was while he was in Orange that he wrote the seven year Catholic Bible study “Invitation to Christian Discipleship.”

For more information, please contact Tina Tiso at 760-728-5921 or email  tinatiso@sbcglobal.net.