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“Access to sacred Scripture ought to be open wide to the Christian faithful.”
(Constitution on Divine Revelation, 22, and Catechism of the Catholic Church, 131)

If whole community catechesis and lifelong faith formation are your goal, Threshold Bible Study is right for your parish. It teaches Catholics about the Bible and helps them articulate and share their faith within the family and parish community. Lifelong faith formation is nurtured when Bible reading and reflection become a natural part of each person's daily experience.

Because the Bible is the inspired literature of God's people, communicating God's life to the church, every parish ought to offer opportunities for helping people study Scripture and integrate it into their lives. Catholics should never have to leave their faith community to study the Bible. The beauty of Threshold Bible Study is that each person can proceed at his or her own pace. Each couple in a household can read and discuss the material without additional guidance. Small groups can read and discuss the material without additional parish involvement because complete instructions are included in every book.

One Book, One Parish Community
Many communities across the country have had good luck with “one book, one community” efforts to get people reading and talking about what they have read. This approach works well with Threshold Bible Study.

If everyone in your parish were reading the same Bible study, the whole community would be encouraged to form the habit of daily Bible reading and reflection. The whole community would learn to practice the ancient method of lectio divina, a way of studying Scripture as a personal encounter between God and the reader. The whole community would focus and reflect on the same faith-enriching theme. The whole community would study the Bible on their own for about 10 minutes a day, while those with the time and desire could join small groups. The whole community would learn to read the Bible in a way that facilitates ongoing conversion and personal transformation in Christ.

October
Angels of God
Mysteries of the Rosary or
Biblical Feasts of Judaism
December (Advent)
Advent Light
The Names of Jesus
February (Lent)
The Tragic and Triumphant Cross or
People of the Passion
April (Easter Season)
The Resurrection and the Life or
The Holy Spirit and Spiritual Gifts or
The Lamb and the Beasts
June
Eucharist or
The Sacred Heart
August
Jerusalem, The Holy City or
Stewardship of the Earth

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