Catholic Bible Institute: Old Testament Year, 2020 - 2021 (English)

The Catholic Bible Institute is a comprehensive, three-year Bible study program: one year focuses on the Old Testament, one year on the New Testament, and a third year on biblical topics, along with practical skills for facilitating Bible-based programs. The goal of CBI is growth in relationship with Jesus Christ through the study of the Bible and the formation of ministers of the Word for parishes. CBI participants study the Word of God according to Catholic principles and connect the Word with life through prayer and conversation.

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Due to safety and health concerns, CBI is now online.

CBI learning entails:

  • Video presentations from a wide range of Bible scholars and experts
  • Prayer, small-group conversation, and Q&A via live web conference
  • Readings from the Bible and Bible commentaries
  • Written reflections
  • Accompaniment by a team of facilitators    

Participants can earn a Certificate in Bible Leadership from the Archdiocese of Los Angeles (and LMU Extension Semester Hours) in the Certification-Track, or participate simply for their own learning in the Enrichment-Track.

August 8, 2020:  Bible basics & Catholic principles of biblical interpretation (Fr. Parker Sandoval)

September12, 2020:  Old Testament introduction & Genesis (Dr. John Bergsma)

October 10, 2020:  Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers, Deuteronomy (Dr. Michael Barber)

November 14, 2020:  Joshua, Judges, 1 & 2 Samuel, 1 & 2 Kings (Fr. Garrett Galvin, OFM)

December 12, 2020:  Psalms (Dr. Paul Ford)

January 9, 2021:  Job, Proverbs, Ecclesiastes, Song of Songs, Wisdom, Sirach (Dr. Mark Giszczak)

February 13, 2021:  Isaiah (Dr. Mary Healy)

March 13, 2021:  Jeremiah, Ezekiel, Lamentations (Dr. Anthony Pagliarini)

April 10, 2021:  Hosea, Joel, Amos, Obadiah, Jonah, Micah, Nahum, Habakkuk, Zephaniah, Haggai, Zechariah, Malachi (Dr.  Daniel Smith-Christopher)

May 15, 2021:  Ezra, Nehemiah, 1 & 2 Chronicles, Ruth, Esther (Dr. Jina Kang)

June 12, 2021:  Daniel, 1 & 2 Maccabees, Tobit, Judith, Baruch & Judaism in transition (Fr. Felix Just, SJ)

Go here for additional information.

For further assistance contact:

Fr. Parker Sandoval
Coordinator for Adult Faith Formation
(213) 637-7652

Alex Moreno
Administrative Secretary
(213) 637-7382


Payment in installments is available: at check-out, select check as a payment method and complete your registration; then, go here submit your first payment.