St. Jerome Parish

Special On-line Bible Study 

St. Jerome Parish Tuesday Night Bible Study will begin a special on-line study of the Acts of the Apostles on Tuesday night, April 21, 7:30pm, using Zoom web conferencing.


Acts of the Apostles tells the story of the spread of the Gospel and the growth of the early church from its beginnings at Pentecost. The Holy Spirit empowers the preaching of Peter and guides the missionary travels of Paul to take the faith from Jerusalem, to Judea, throughout Samaria and ultimately to the ends of the earth. Acts is the second volume of the literary work begun in the Gospel According to Luke.  It is especially appropriate for us to study Acts at this time since readings from the Acts of the Apostles are featured as the First Reading on Sundays during the Easter Season.  This study will hopefully keep us connected to Jesus and to each other during this time of distance and quarantine.


All are welcome.  No (bible) experience necessary.  This study will be held on Tuesday evenings beginning April 21 and will run from 7:30 to 9:00pm each evening.  If you would like to participate in this study, you will need an internet connection and the ability to connect to the online sessions via Zoom.  Please email Steve Picard at, with the subject line “SJ bible study RSVP” to let us know you would like to participate.


If you are an SJ Tuesday Night Bible Study veteran who has already participated in this study of Acts of the Apostles (we last did this study in the spring of 2016), we will use the same commentary (publisher Liturgical Press, author Fr. Dennis Hamm, S.J.) and study guide (by Little Rock Scripture Study).  If you already have these materials, there is no charge for you.


If you are not yet a SJ Tuesday Night Bible Study participant, you are welcome to join us.  Be advised that this study is not a “consumer” study or “passive biblical entertainment”.  In preparation for each session, our expectation is that you will read 2 to 3 assigned chapters from Acts of the Apostles, 10-12 pages from Fr. Hamm’s commentary, and prepare assigned questions for conversation from the study guide.  This prior preparation requested to support a robust online conversation each Tuesday.


St. Jerome Parish

Scripture Study – Spring 2020


The Acts of the Apostles


Bible:  New American Bible, Revised Edition    One of many good translations.  It is a Catholic translation (i.e. w/imprimatur) and is the translation used at Mass in the dioceses of the United States.  The New Revised Standard is another Catholic translation used at Mass in other English-speaking countries.  See note on page 4 of the Study Guide, and the website of the US Conference of Catholic Bishops (



Hamm, Dennis, S.J., The Acts of the Apostles:  New Collegeville Bible     Commentary, New Testament Vol 5. (Liturgical Press, 2005).


Study Guide:

The Acts of the Apostles Study Guide. (Little Rock Scripture Study, 2006).


The Commentary and Study Guide can be ordered as a Set from the publisher (Liturgical Press) at



Calendar:  Tuesday evenings, 7:30-9pm, via Zoom

Apr 21                    Introduction                                                                    

Apr 28                    Acts 1-2

                               NCBC pgs 5-22

                               SG Lesson 1:  pgs 2-13  

                               Questions: 2b, 3, 5, 8, 10, 13a, 15, 16b, 18                    

May 5                     Acts 3-5

                               NCBC pgs 23-34

                               SG Lesson 2:  pgs 14-17

                               Questions: 3, 5, 6, 7b, 8, 11, 15, 16, 18bc                       

May 12                  Acts 6-8

                              NCBC pgs 34-45      

                              SG Lesson 3:  pgs 18-23

                              Questions: 2b, 3, 5, 6, 9, 10b, 14, 15, 17                         

May 19                  Acts 9-12  

                              NCBC pgs 45-60    

                              SG Lesson 4:  pgs 24-29

                              Questions: 2ab, 4ab, 5, 7, 8, 11, 13ab                              

May 26                  Acts 13-15  

                              NCBC pgs 60-75  

                              SG Lesson 5:  pgs 30-35

                              Questions: 2, 4, 6, 8ab, 11, 13, 16, 18ab                          

Jun 2                      Acts 16-18  

                              NCBC pgs 75-87    

                              SG Lesson 6:  pgs 36-39

                              Questions:     1, 3, 6, 9, 11, 13, 15, 17ab                          

Jun 9                      Acts 19-21  

                              NCBC pgs 87-100  

                              SG Lesson 7:  pgs 40-43

                              Questions: 2, 4, 7, 9, 11, 12ab, 14, 15, 17b                      

Jun 16                   Acts 22-24  

                              NCBC pgs 101-109  

                              SG Lesson 8:  pgs 44-47

                              Questions: 2, 3, 6, 9ab, 11, 14, 17, 18                              

Jun 23                   Acts 25-28 

                              NCBC pgs 109-125  

                              SG Lesson 9:  pgs 48-51

                              Questions: 2, 5, 6, 9, 11ab, 14, 15, 16, 18


Daily Mass:

Mon - Sat.   8:00AM

Weekend Masses:

Saturday 5:30PM

Sunday   7:30AM, 9:00AM, 11:00AM, 5:30PM


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Los Angeles, CA 90045


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