Biblical School

About Our Biblical School:

The Second Vatican council reminds us that as Catholics, Sacred Scripture is instrumental to our relationship with Jesus Christ. As St. Jerome famously said, “Ignorance of Scripture is ignorance of Christ.” For 38 years, the Denver Catholic Biblical School has been offering 2,000 years of Catholic Biblical teaching to the laity.

In response to the Second Vatican Council’s call for renewal in the study of Scripture, the Denver Catholic Biblical School was founded in 1982 to give adults the tools and skills they need to hear anew the invitation of their Lord in the pages of the Bible…to follow Him.  Since then, many Biblical School students have found themselves in the footsteps of their Lord.

Here at the Biblical School we have assembled a first-rate team of experienced instructors who have a deep love for Scripture and the Catholic faith. Through lectures, small-group discussions, and weekly coursework, our master instructors will guide you through the Bible and demonstrate the relevance of God’s Living Word in the world today.

Our curriculum focuses on the “narrative approach” to Scripture, which consists of a thorough study of salvation history in every book of the Bible from Genesis to Revelation to see how God’s promises, prophesies, and covenants of the Old Testament are fulfilled in the person and mission of Jesus Christ and his Church. Upon successful completion of this comprehensive four-year program, the student is awarded a “Certificate in Biblical Studies.”

YEAR 1

“From Eden To Exile”
(Genesis to 2 Maccabees)

YEAR 2

 “Proclaiming the Kingdom”
(The Synoptic Gospels, Acts, & the Letters of St. Paul)

YEAR 3

“A Future and a Hope”
(The Prophets, Tobit, Judith and Esther)

YEAR 4

 “Wisdom and the Word”
(Wisdom Books, Writings of St. John, & the Catholic Epistles)

Is it time now for you to explore Scripture more seriously than ever before?

Note: All classes will temporarily be taught online for the entire 2020-2021 academic year due to COVID-19 concerns.

2020-2021 Catholic Biblical School classes will “meet” in an online classroom for two-hours/week and be taught by a LIVE INSTRUCTOR who will facilitate LIVE sessions (morning or evening sessions available, Monday through Thursday). No pre-recorded lectures — Biblical School classes are LIVE classes with LIVE instruction and lectures. (Our hope is to return to in-person classes for the 2021-2022 year.)

Below lists our summer Information Sessions to be held in parishes this summer. All prospective NEW Biblical School students are strongly encouraged to attend an Information Session (FREE!) prior to the start of Year One to gain a thorough understanding of the program. Any changes or adaptations with this schedule will be posted on this page, so please check back regularly.

(Classes start week of Sept 14, 2020.)

Information Sessions for Prospective YEAR 1 Biblical School Students:

Corpus Christi (2318 N Cascade Avenue, Colorado Springs 80907): July 29, Aug 12, Aug 26 — 9:30am

Notre Dame (219 South Sheridan Boulevard, Denver, 80219): Aug 5, Aug 19, Sept 2 — 6:30pm

Our Lady of Mount Carmel (5612 South Hickory Street, Littleton 80120): July 27, Aug 10, Aug 24 – 9:30am
NOTE: Due to church construction, Info Sessions will be in Suite 060 of the Wells Fargo Building (5601 S Broadway, 4 blocks east of church)

Our Lady of Peace (89 Smith Ranch Road, Silverthorne 80498): July 25 & Aug 29 (9:30am) and Aug 28 (6:30pm)

Sacred Heart of Jesus (1318 Mapleton Avenue, Boulder 80304): July 27, Aug 10, Aug 24 — 6:30 pm

Sacred Heart of Mary (6739 South Boulder Road, Boulder 80303): July 28, Aug 11, Aug 25 — 9:30am

Shrine of St Anne (7555 Grant Place, Arvada 80002): July 30, Aug 13, Aug 27 — 9:30am

St Jude (9405 West Florida Avenue, Lakewood 80232): Aug 3, Aug 17, Aug 31 — 6:30pm

St Mary (215 Capitol Street, Eagle 81631): July 18 & Aug 22 (9:30am) and Aug 21 (6:30pm)

St Mary (2222 23rd Avenue, Greeley 80634): Aug 6, Aug 20, Sept 3 — 6:30pm

St Paul (9 El Pomar Road, Colorado Springs 80906): July 29, Aug 12, Aug 26 — 6:30pm

St Peter (915 12th Street, Greeley 80631): Aug 3, Aug 17, Aug 31 — 9:30am

St Rafka (2301 Wadsworth Boulevard, Lakewood 80214): Aug 4, Aug 18, Sept 1 – 7:00pm

Click here for printable Information Session Schedule for all new 2020-2021 classes

Need More Information?

Call 303.715.3195 or email us at sjvlaydivision@archden.org.

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