Scripture Study


Winter 2023 Study

This winter we will be studying the letters of James, 1&2 Peter and Jude.  Our ministry has never studied this part of the Bible before and we may only infrequently visit this section of the Bible on our own.  The themes in these letters are very much in line with messages of hope, perseverance, and warnings in troubling times (much like we need today in our fractious world):

  • James has been characterized as Christian wisdom literature - NT version of Proverbs, Sirach etc.
  • 1 Peter encourages young churches perplexed by growing hostilities & sufferings - characterized as NT version of Job
  • 2 Peter addresses false teachings that started to infiltrate the early churches
  • Jude urges readers to deepen their grasp of apostolic doctrine, steady faith of others and guard against false prophets

Our study guide will be the Ignatius Catholic Study Bible published by Ignatius Press with Introduction, Commentary and Notes by Scott Hahn & Curtis Mitch.  This is the same study guide series that we used for our study of Matthew in 2021 and Samuel 1 & 2 in 2019.  Our 9-week study will begin the week of January 30th and conclude the week of March 27th.  The cost will be $20 per participant.

Logistics for our Winter 2023 Study:

  • Facilitators to confirm participants return and communicate to Kim Bredemann (our registrar) by December 22nd
  • Saturday January 21st 9AM to 10:30 AM Facilitator Kick-off Meeting in Hickey Hall (further details/invitation coming in the New Year)
    • Study calendar and logistics presented 
    • Study Guides and workbooks distributed to facilitators  
    • Guest Theologian, Fr. James Wallace (Pastor, St. Paul of the Cross in Park Ridge), presenting a reflection on James, 1&2 Peter and Jude
  • January 22-27: Facilitators distribute materials to small groups in time for them to complete the 1st week’s study
  • January 30 (week): Winter Study Begins
  • New to OLPH Scripture Study? Email Kim Bredemann at by January 18 to sign up. 
  • Already in an OLPH Scripture Study group? Contact your Facilitator this week to confirm your participation.
Primary contact person
Contact person
John Simons