Faith & Scripture Studies

For more information, please contact: Paul Ambro at paul@sthelenchurch.org or 281-485-8867


2nd Annual Catholic Trivia Night – Feb 17, 2023 at 7pm in Helena Hall!


St. Helen Tuesday Scripture Study Group

Our St. Helen Scripture study group meets on selected Tuesday nights in St. Helen’s Braden Center at 7:30pm to learn more about and share in our understanding of the Bible and our Catholic Faith. Our current and next studies are listed below. To register for future class notifications, please email Paul Ambro at paul@sthelenchurch.org


Many people want to read the Bible because they know it is God’s Word, but they give up because it seems so complicated. Unlocking the Mystery of the Bible helps you to get the “big picture” of the Bible by showing how fourteen narrative books of the Bible tell the complete story from Adam and Eve to Christ and the Church. REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED!

Please note: It is best to go thru this study from beginning to end and not hop around or start midway as we will be taking a journey thru the story of the Bible. A consistent and dedicated attendance meets requirements for parent’s sacramental prep hours. You will need a Bible for this study! Some recommended Bibles include:

For further information please contact Paul Ambro at paul@sthelenchurch.org. We meet on Tuesday evenings 7:30 – 9:00 pm in Braden Center. Below is our tentative schedule:

SessionDate
1: Introduction: Unlocking the Mystery of the BibleJanuary 17, 2023
2: Early World: Genesis 1-11January 24, 2023
3: Patriarchs: Genesis 12-50January 31, 2023
4: Egypt and Exodus; Desert WanderingsFebruary 7, 2023
5: Conquest and Judges; Royal KingdomFebruary 21, 2023
6: Divided Kingdom; Exile; ReturnFebruary 28, 2023
7: Maccabean Revolt; Messianic Fulfillment Part 1March 7, 2023
8: Messianic Fulfillment Part 2; The ChurchMarch 21, 2023


Linda’s Bible Study Group

Lectio: EUCHARIST starts Feb 16, 2023!

We will dig deep into the biblical roots of the Eucharist, through its foreshadowing in the miraculous events of the Old Testament, the Gospels, and Apostolic teaching.  We’ll discover firsthand how Christ’s Body and Blood are an integral and wondrous part of God’s plan for our salvation.

Just a note to any or all of Linda’s current and former students who joined her for last year’s Lenten study, ‘The Eucharist in Scripture’.  This is a completely different study written by a different theologian.  Therefore, we will definitely learn something new.

Join Linda Asbach for a 10-session study, which will be held in two formats:  Thursday evening at 7pm via zoom, beginning February 16th; and Fridays at 12pm in-person in the church parlor, beginning February 17th.  We will not be meeting during Holy Week.  Please register for this class online at:  https://tinyurl.com/lectio-eucharist.  If you have any questions, please contact Linda at LindaBibleStudy99@gmail.com.

Please see below for the tentative schedule:

SessionVirtual session – 7:00pmIn-person session – noon
1: Source & SummitFeb 16, 2023Feb 17, 2023
2: In the BeginningFeb 23, 2023Feb 24, 2023
3: Lamb of GodMar 2, 2023Mar 3, 2023
4: Miracles of the ExodusMar 9, 2023Mar 10, 2023
5: Mysteries of the TabernacleMar 16, 2023Mar 17, 2023
6: Miracles of JesusMar 23, 2023Mar 24, 2023
7: Bread of Life DiscourseMar 30, 2023Mar 31, 2023
8: The Last Supper & the CrossApr 13, 2023Apr 14, 2023
9: The MassApr 20, 2023Apr 21, 2023
10: RevelationApr 27, 2023Apr 28, 2023



What We Believe: Dec 2022 – Feb 2023

The Catholic Church is extraordinary. It is where we encounter God in his Word, his sacraments, and his saints. It proclaims the fullness of life, leaving no person out. It calls all to repent and to believe in God the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, the source of all life and salvation. Maybe you’ve been Catholic your entire life. Maybe you’re just beginning to explore the Catholic Faith. Wherever you may be in your journey, you will be profoundly moved by the beauty and the richness of the Catholic Church.

The 10-session schedule for this study is as follows:

SessionVirtual session – 7:00pmIn-person session – noon
1Dec 1, 2022Dec 2, 2022
2Dec 8, 2022Dec 9, 2022
3Dec 15, 2022Dec 16, 2022
4Dec 29, 2022Dec 30, 2022
5Jan 5, 2023Jan 6, 2023
6Jan 12, 2023Jan 13, 2023
7Jan 19, 2023Jan 20, 2023
8Jan 26, 2023Jan 27, 2023
9Feb 2, 2023Feb 3, 2023
10Feb 9, 2023Feb 10, 2023

REGISTRATION:  To register for the bible study series please complete the registration form located at: http://tiny.cc/WhatWeBelieve99

*Also, please order the study set from Ascension Press ($29.95) here.

For more information or any questions please contact Linda Asbach at 281-736-7366 or by email at LindaBibleStudy99@gmail.com


St. Helen’s Women’s Bible Study

New Spring 2023 Women’s Bible Study starts January 18!

FORGIVEN: The Transforming Power of Confession, explores the grace and healing offered in Confession and shows how this sacrament of mercy reveals the depth and bounty of God’s love. By looking at God’s revelation of his mercy in Scripture and making a step-by-step examination of the Rite itself, Forgiven communicates God’s invitation to each one of us to come experience his indescribable love in the Sacrament of Reconciliation

PRESENCE: The Mystery of the Eucharist: Although the Eucharist appears to be simple bread and wine, it is actually the “source and summit” of the Christian life. Presence: The Mystery of the Eucharist explores the truth and beauty of Christ’s real presence in the Eucharist, from its origins in Sacred Scripture, to its profound role in the life of the Church and her members. It is the crescendo of the entire story of salvation.

We’ll also be reading thru the Pocket Guide to the Sacrament of Reconciliation by Fr. Mike Schmitz and Fr. Josh Johnson.

For additional information or questions, please contact Tina Little at btlittle2@me.com or Macie Ingram at macieingram@hotmail.com.

We’ll met in Braden Center on the following Wednesdays 9:15am – 11:00am:

SessionDate
Forgiven – Session 1: Where Are You?Jan 18, 2023
Forgiven – Session 2: An Encounter with Mercy / Session 5: Your Questions AnsweredFeb 1, 2023
Forgiven – Session 3: The Rite ExplainedFeb 15, 2023
Forgiven – Session 4: Biblical Foundations: Sin, Mercy, and the Sacrament of ConfessionMar 1, 2023
Presence – Session 1: God is With UsMar 22, 2023
Presence – Session 2: The Story of the EucharistApr 5, 2023
Presence – Session 3: Bread for the JourneyApr 19, 2023
Presence – Session 4: Biblical Foundations of the EucharistMay 3, 2023

Also for those that are interested some of us are doing the Catechism in a Year podcast with Fr. Mike Schmitz meeting the last Wednesday of the month via zoom. It’s a big commitment but there were about 6 of us who finished the Bible in a year in 2021. Contact Tina Little (btlittle2@me.com) for details.


Previously Offered Studies

  • Fulfilled (a Theology of the Body study): The Promise of the Christian Life (Fall 2022)
  • Difficult Teachings: The 40 Most Challenging Teachings of Jesus (Fall 2022)
  • Book of Revelation (Fall 2022)
  • Luminous Mysteries and Divine Mercy Chaplet study (May 2022)
  • No Greater Love (Spring 2022)
  • The Wild Goose, 14-part series about the Holy Spirit (Spring 2022)
  • The Bible and the Early Church Fathers (Fall 2021 and Spring 2022)
  • Humanae Vitae (Jan-Feb 2022)
  • Eucharist In Scripture (Fall 2021)
  • Jesus the Way, the Truth, and the Life (Spring 2020)
  • Romans (Fall 2019)
  • Revelation (Spring 2019)
  • Fulfilled (Spring 2018 and Fall 2018)
  • Forgiven (Fall 2017)
  • Who Am I to Judge? (Spring 2017)
  • Follow Me – Gospel of John (Fall 2016)
  • Priest, Prophet, and King (Spring 2016)
  • Year of Mercy (Fall 2015)
  • A Biblical Walk with the Blessed Mother (Spring 2015)
  • Exodus: Called to Freedom (Fall 2014)
  • The Lamb’s Supper (Spring 2014)
  • Oremus (Fall 2013)
  • The Book of Proverbs (Spring 2013)
  • Year of Faith (Fall 2012)
  • Mighty in Power: The Miracles of Jesus (Spring 2012)
  • Biblical Walk Through the Mass (Fall 2011)
  • The Seven Last Words of Christ (Spring 2011)
  • The Book of Job (Fall 2010)
  • The Letter to the Hebrews (Fall 2009)
  • Genesis to Jesus (Spring 2009)
  • Year of St. Paul (Fall 2008)
  • 2 Corinthians (Spring 2008)
  • 1 Corinthians (Fall 2007 – Winter 2008)