Catholic Bible Institute is one of the finest things going on in this
country today" The late Rev. Raymond Brown
Institute has impressed me not only for its content in Scripture but
also for the formation it is giving to hundreds of lay people as leaders
of Bible study groups. This is an invaluable service to the Church that
is discovering anew the richness of God's word." George Montague, S.M.,
St. Mary's University, San Antonio, TX
- "The Catholic Bible
Institute is a provocative and stimulating learning event as well as a
spiritual growth process. Meeting new friends with a common interest is
also a benefit of the classes." -
- to grow
in knowledge and appreciation of God's Word
- to foster a Catholic understanding
of the study of Scripture
- to integrate Bible Study with
prayer and Christian living
- to provide formation and training
for parish-based Bible study facilitators
The goal of the Catholic Bible
Institute is to provide formation and training for parish-based Bible Study
leaders. The Catholic Bible Institute
provides a learning experience surrounded by group
sharing and prayer. A variety of methods of instruction appropriate
to adult learning will be presented by a team of facilitators.
- presentation by qualified
- small group discussion
- praying of scripture
- monthly reading and
writing assignments on scripture passages, lecture and Biblical
Coordinator and Consultant for Adult Faith Formation
and Young Adult Ministry at the Office
of Religious Education. Doug Leal is the
ORE staff member who convenes the CBI coordinating
team and is responsible for coordination of the Catholic Bible
an Administrative Assistant at the Office of Religious Education.
Lambrix is an Administrative Assistant for registration and enrollment
records for CBI.
Barbara Murphy has a
Master of Arts in Theology (concentration in Scripture) from Loyola
Marymount University. She is a RCIA Director at St. Paul the Apostle Parish and
teaches in the LMU Extension program.
Barbara is a member of the Society of
Biblical Literature and the Catholic Biblical Association.
has a Masters in Religious Studies from Mount St. Mary's College. She
is a founding member of the Catholic Bible Institute, and is a member of the
coordinating and teaching staff of CBI. Kay teaches in
parishes and archdiocesan programs. She is the author of
six books on
spirituality and the Bible.
Bob Murdy is a
graduate of Loyola Marymount University and has been involved in parish
ministry for over 40 years. He is a founding member of the Catholic Bible
Institute and works primarily in the area of administrative support.
Dorothy King is a founding member of
the Catholic Bible Institute. She has received certificates in Pastoral
Studies and Bible Studies from Orange Catechetical Institute and Loyola
Her late husband Bob was a founding member and served in the tape
ministry since the beginning of the Bible Institute.
is a graduate of the Catholic Bible Institute and has served
in his parish's RCIA
and bible study programs. Manny
coordinates the audio tape
ministry for the Institute.
Kay Harter is a
graduate of the Catholic Bible Institute and is a Master Catechist in the
Los Angeles Archdiocese. Kay will be organizing the Third
Year Practicum for those seeking certification.
Steve Picard is a
graduate of the Catholic Bible Institute and has
served in parish ministries including youth, liturgy, music, Confirmation
preparation, and adult catechesis. He has served as coordinator of the Scripture Study program at
St. Jerome Parish for 10 years. Steve is currently working toward a Masters
degree in Theology at Loyola Marymount University.