Meets every Wednesday after the 8:00 am Mass as well as Wednesday evenings during some of the year. Bible and book study for the women of the Parish. Contact: Jen Ricard, 330-929-8361 x16,


An Introduction to the Theology of the Body: Discovering the Master Plan for Your Life

By Christopher West
• September 12th – October 31st Register by September 5th
• $15.00/book – I will submit a bulk order
An Introduction to the Theology of the Body: Discovering the Master Plan for Your Life, is an eight-part, four-hour study designed to give you a solid understanding of God’s plan for humanity – a plan stamped right into our bodies. Most people have heard the “whats” of Catholic teaching, but very few have ever heard the “whys.” With profound insight, Christopher West demonstrates that the Church’s teaching on sex and marriage makes sense, and, in fact, is the “logic” of Christianity, because it corresponds perfectly with the deepest stirrings and desires of the human heart. This study is for everyone searching for their ultimate purpose in life.

ANIMA – with Bishop Donald Hying
• November 28th – December 12th
• No purchase of resources is necessary

We are all longing for a sense of greater meaning in our lives. In the ANIMA series, Bishop Donald Hying leads us through an inspiring account of how God’s plan for the world gives each of us great dignity and purpose. He recounts that through Christ’s Incarnation, Resurrection, and the Institution of the Church, God reveals the meaning of all life. Accompanied by stirring music, stunning videography, and insightful narration, this three-part series will instigate further meditation on how you can respond to Christ’s sacrifice and continue carrying out his mission in his Church.

Happiness – with Fr. Robert Spitzer, S.J.
• January 9th – February 20th Register by January 2nd
• Study guide can be downloaded and printed for free at (password 4XKPYC)
• Or you can order a workbook for $15

Happiness features interviews with well-known psychiatrists, celebrities, New Testament scholars, physicists, and priests that uncover the deeper answers to life’s most profound questions. Eric Johnson and Jennifer Milani present the central ideas from the interviews, explaining difficult concepts and proposing engaging questions.


Presence: The Mystery of the Eucharist
• February 27th – March 20th Register by February 21st
• Study guide can be downloaded and printed for free at (password 4XKPYC)
• Or you can order a workbook for $8

What is it that is so special about the Eucharist? Although the Eucharist appears to be simple bread and wine, it is actually the “source and summit” of the Christian life. Presence: The Mystery of the Eucharist explores the truth and beauty of Christ’s real presence in the Eucharist, from its origins in Sacred Scripture, to its profound role in the life of the Church and her members. It is the crescendo of the entire story of salvation.

Interior Freedom – by Fr. Jacques Philippe
• April 10th – May 22nd Register by April 3rd
• Bulk order for book – $12

Interior Freedom leads one to discover that even in the most unfavorable outward circumstances we possess within ourselves a space of freedom that nobody can take away, because God is its source and guarantee. Without this discovery we will always be restricted in some way and will never taste true happiness.
Author Jacques Philippe develops a simple but important theme: we gain possession of our interior freedom in exact proportion to our growth in faith, hope, and love. He explains that the dynamism between these three theological virtues is the heart of the spiritual life, and he underlines the key role of the virtue of hope in our inner growth.
Written in a simple and inviting style, Interior Freedom seeks to liberate the heart and mind to live the true freedom to which God calls each one.