St. Jerome offered that ignorance of Scriptures is ignorance of Christ. Want to deepen your understanding, familiarity and knowledge of Jesus? Study the Bible. Let this page be a start on the life-long, never ending adventure of discovery!
How to Read the Bible19 Lessons
Day by DayDaily Mass Readings
Bible in a YearFr. Mike Schmitz
The Gospel6 Lessons
The Apostle Paul16 Lessons
The Bible is the most influential book in human history, but what is it exactly? This reading plan is designed to introduce you to the Bible and its unique design, various genres, and unified story. The plan consists of 19 lessons designed so that you can move at your own pace. Each lesson consists of a short introductory text and a corresponding video. We hope this introduction will help you to more deeply and richly encounter the Word of God in your life. Go to the “How to Read the Bible Page.” (Desktop) or visit the mobile phone version here.
Reading Along with the Church
Following the Liturgical Seasons, the Catholic Church daily proclaims a selected gospel passage, a psalm, and a reading from either the Old or New Testament. Enrich your spiritual and prayer life in concert with the liturgical rhythms of daily worship. Follow along with the Church
Read or Listen to the Daily Scriptures
- Read online at US Catholic Bishops (USCCB)
- Listen to the US Bishops podcast (USCCB)
Reflections on Daily Scriptures
- Watch Daily Reflection Video from US Catholic Bishops (USCCB)
- Read the daily Friar Reflections Posts
- Any number of resources available online including daily reflections from Bishop Barron’s Word on Fire.
In the Catholic sphere, by far the most popular study plan is offered by Fr. Mike Schmitz via Ascension Press. It is provided in a podcast format in which Fr. Mike walks you through the entire Bible in 365 episodes, providing commentary, reflection, and prayer along the way. The plan is inspired by “The Great Adventure Bible Timeline”, a ground-breaking approach to understanding salvation history developed by renowned Catholic Bible scholar Jeff Cavins.
Each 20-25 minute episode includes 2-3 scripture readings, a reflection from Fr. Mike, and a guided prayer to help you hear God’s voice in his Word. You can subscribe to the podcast via Ascension Press or use any number of popular podcast services.
This Bible Study Plan for the Gospels is at an introductory level and meant to be approachable and easily understood. The Plan emphasizes the Gospels are part of an overall integrated story that begins in the Old Testament, points to the New Testament and finds its fulfillment in the person of Jesus Christ. Each lesson contains one or more overview videos as well as written overview/introduction from the US Catholic Conference of Bishops. Let’s get started!
St. Paul of Tarsus is the great missionary and evangelists of the early Church. Called “the apostle to the Gentiles”, Paul was relentless is bringing the good news to communities across Asis Minor and Greece. Some 13 letters of the New Testament are ascribed to his authorship. The letters are revelatory about life in the early Church and the basic kergyma of faith – that essential proclamation of Christ as Lord and Savior. This lesson plan is but an introduction to the life and letters of St. Paul – let’s get started! (desktop – or here for mobile users.)