Catholic Bible Institute in the Diocese of Orange

Administered by
Loyola Institute for Spirituality, Orange, CA
and co-sponsored by
Institute for Pastoral Ministry, Diocese of Orange


The Catholic Bible Institute (CBI) is a three-year program which involves a comprehensive study of the Christian Scriptures (OT & NT), with particular focus on the methods of study, sharing, and praying with Scripture, and application of skills for leading Bible Study or Scripture Sharing groups.


Click here for Info on the Second Cohort: Fall 2016 – Spring 2019


First Cohort: Fall 2013 – Spring 2016

GENERAL INFO:

Enrollment Information:

Location:

Leadership Team:

  • Randy Lopez, CBI Coordinator
  • Sr. Jeanne Fallon, CSJ
  • Sr. Christine Hilliard, CSJ
  • Fr. Felix Just, S.J.
  • Ryan Ignatius Pratt
  • Magdalena Santiago
  • Jim Wiencek

 

SCHEDULE OVERVIEW:

  • All Monthly Sessions are on Saturdays, 8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
  • Mass (optional) at 8:00 a.m. in the CSJ Motherhouse Chapel

YEAR ONE: New Testament (with Fr. Felix Just, S.J.)

  • SYLLABUS for YEAR ONE (click for details):
  • Aug. 24, 2013 – Orientation Session
  • Sept. 7, 2013 – NT Introduction & the Gospel of Mark
  • Oct. 5, 2013 – Synoptic Problem & Gospel of Matthew
  • Nov. 2, 2013 – Gospel of Luke & Acts of the Apostles
  • Dec. 7, 2013 – Gospel of John
  • Jan. 4, 2014 – Life & Letters of Paul
  • Feb. 1, 2014 – Deutero-Pauline Letters
  • March 1, 2014 – Hebrews & Catholic Epistles
  • April 5, 2014 – Book of Revelation
  • May 3, 2014 – New Testament Theologies & Early Christian Literature

YEAR TWO: Old Testament (with Prof. Daniel Smith-Christopher)

  • SYLLABUS for YEAR TWO (click for details):
  • Sept. 6, 2014 – Intro to Hebrew Scriptures
  • Oct. 4, 2014 – Torah/Pentateuch I
  • Nov. 1, 2014 – Torah/Pentateuch II
  • Dec. 6, 2014 – Historical & Prophetic Writings I
  • Jan. 3, 2015 – Historical & Prophetic Writings II
  • Feb. 7, 2015 – Exile & Rebuilding
  • March 7, 2015 – Diaspora, Wisdom & Apocalyptic Writings
  • MARCH 28, 2015 – Psalms & Deutero–canonical Literature
  • May 2, 2015 – Wrap-up: Hebrew Theology for Christians

YEAR THREE: Practicum: Bible Study Leadership (led by CBI Team)

  • SCHEDULE for YEAR 3 (click for details):
  • Sept. 5, 2015 – Intro to Group Dynamics; Intro to Lectio Divina
  • Oct. 3, 2015 – Project Organizaiton; Biblical Resources; Lectio Divina Practice
  • Nov. 7, 2015 – Conflict Resolution; More Biblical Resources; Lectio Divina Practice
  • Dec. 5, 2015 – Finalize Team Project Plans; Lectio Divina Practice
  • January to April 2016 – Implement Team Projects
  • May 7, 2016 – Wrap-up Session
  • June 4, 2016 – Graduation Ceremony (10:00 a.m.)

 
Required Textbooks and Recommended Tools:

 


For more information, please contact:

Mr. Randy Lopez, CBI Coordinator, cbi@loyolainstitute.org
or
Fr. Felix Just, S.J., Executive Director, Loyola Institute for Spirituality, 714-997-9587, http://loyolainstitute.org