St. Mel Catholic Church | Fair Oaks, California

A Parish of the Diocese of Sacramento

Scripture Studies

St. Jerome states,"Ignorance of Scripture is ignorance of Christ." 

St. Gregory the Great proclaims,"Get to know the Heart of God through the Word of God."

All Scripture study classes will resume in September 2016!!!

Please check the bulletin for updates on starting dates!!

Acts  This study shows how Christ’s Kingdom on earth is empowered to carry out His work in the world by the power of the Holy Spirit.  This is the story of early Church history and how conflicts were resolved.

Bible Timeline  This study focuses on the story of salvation from Genesis, Adam & Eve, to Jesus and the earliest days of the Church.  There are 14 books that narrate Salvation History and Jeff Cavins leads you through it in a 24 week bible study that is interesting and informative.

Catholicism  This is a journey around the world with theologian, Fr. Robert Barron, to learn what Catholics believe and why.

Creed  This study explores the first Pillar of the Catechism of the Catholic Church, The Creed. Far more than a list of "faith facts," the Catechism provides a sure map for your jouney of faith.  Presented by Sean Innerst, Pillars shows how the teachings of the Church are intimately connected with the story of the Faith, and how you can enter into that story.

Epic Journey  This study covers Church history from Jesus to now including such challenges as the Crusades, Inquisition, Galileo, and Reformation.

Eucharist  Fr. Barron’s profound explanation of the Real Presence: Body, Blood, Soul and Divinity, of Christ in the Sacrament of Holy Eucharist.

Exodus  Callted to Freedom  looks through the lens of Christ and the Church to show that, more than just seeking to free His people from the domination of Pharaoh, God Desired to free His people form the far more sinister tyranny of sin, so they could live the authentic freedom that belongs to children of God.  Becuase of this, the exodus story is not just Israel's story, it is our story as well; it tells us who God is and what He calls us to be.

First Corinthians: The Church and the Christian Community  The conflicts of the early Christians in Corinth are in many ways similar to our struggles today as Christians.  With divisions, immoratlity, persecution, and other trials aof the faithful, the message of St. Paul to the Corinthians is a much-needed message for our own times.  First Corinthians: The Church and the Christian Community explores the key elements that the apostle Paul introduced to a new an growing Church.  St. Paul taught the Corinthians about the nature of grace and the Church as the Body of Christ.  In addition, he introduced the Corinthian Christians to the most powerful gift of all the Eucharist.

Galatians  St Paul’s fascinating letter to the Galatians asks “What must I do to be saved?”  It reveals God’s merciful love and explains how we can unite ourselves to Christ through faith and love.

Matthew's Gospel  Jesus builds on the foundation laid in the Old Testament to establish the Kingdom of Heaven on earth; the promises of the Hebrew Scriptures are fulfilled in Christ with Peter as His vicar.

Revelation: The Kingdom Yet to Come  The final book of the Bible, also known as the Apocalypse, the study of St. John’s final vision of the end of times and Heaven. This study demonstrates how the Kindgom established by Christ in His Church is intimately connected with the Kingdom of Heaven, especially throught the celebration of the Mass. You will also learn what all the mysterious figures and images of Revelation represent, as well as what will happen during the Second Coming of Christ, what has already happened, and what is happening now in salvation history.

Seven Deadly Sins / Seven Lively Virtues This study of the seven deadly sins and seven lively virtues enables us to recognize the deadly sins and their remedy.  We also recognize gifts of the Holy Spirit to strengthen our souls.

Untold Blessings and Conversion  Fr. Barron teaches a 3 fold path to holiness.  “Conversion” chronicles the conversion stories of six biblical characters.

All the classes include a video, discussion and workbook and the fees are minimal.