The Department of Catechesis and Faith Formation is sponsoring workshops  on books of the Bible, presented by Reverend Timothy P. Schehr. Father Schehr is a Biblical Professor at the Athenaeum of Ohio (Mt. St. Mary Seminary) of the West. He has a B.A., M. Div.,  and an M.A. from the Athenaeum of Ohio. He also has  a Ph.D. from Hebrew Union College. This course study will provide adult learners in the diocese with a more in-depth understanding of specific books of the Bible in 2017-2019. This is a wonderful opportunity to learn, know and understand more about the Catholic  Bible.

Sessions are scheduled for Tuesday evenings at 7:00. Each workshop will take three days and will cover one book of the Bible. The study began with Genesis and continued through the Book of Joshua. The next books to be offered are the Books of Judges, Ruth, 1 Samuel and 2 Samuel. Hopefully over time, with enough interest, Father Schehr will continue through the Book of Revelation.  The cost to participate in each book of the Bible is $35.00.

The next books of the Bible to be presented by Father Schehr are:


This book tells us what it takes to become a super hero for God. We will meet a woman of faith who leads her people to victory, a young boy who becomes a mighty warrior for God, and a hero who owes all his strength to God.

September 4, 2018

September 18, 2018

September 25, 2018


How did a young girl from a foreign country become the great grandmother of David the King? This book has the answer. It also includes a wonderful lesson about family loyalty and total trust in God.

October 2, 2018

October 9, 2018

October 16, 2018

1 Samuel

This book begins around a family dinner table and ends with competition between two kings for the throne of Israel . There is plenty of drama in this book. Let us take a look at some of its scenes and discover the faith lesson that binds it all together.

November 6, 2018

November 13, 2018

November 20, 2018

2 Samuel

This book tells us about the highs and the lows in David’s long career as king over the people of God. As we make our way through the book we will discover valuable lessons for the journey of faith.

December 4, 2018

December 11, 2018

December 18, 2018

Books of the Bible that have already been presented are:


Who are we? Where are we going?  How do we get there?  These are some of the questions we will explore as we spend some time together reading Genesis. Come along and enjoy spending  time with God’s Word.

September 5, 2017

September 12, 2017

September 19, 2017


The book of Exodus gives us some of the best known scenes in the Bible. Let us take a closer look and enjoy them all over again. We will find spiritual lessons we can apply to our own journeys away from oppression and towards the freedom only God can give.

October 3, 2017

October 10, 2017

October 17, 2017


Before they make their way to the Promised Land the people of Israel have to spend time learning how to be God’s holy people. Let us sit in on some of their lessons. We are sure to learn something to help us on our journeys , too!

November 7, 2017

November 14, 2017

November 28, 2017


Don’t let the title fool you. This book is loaded with fascinating narratives about Israel’s journey through the wilderness. Sometimes the people got lost along the way. Let us discover how God got Israel back on track.

March 6, 2018

March 13, 2018

March 20, 2018


Such a heavy name for a book that teaches us how to lift up our hearts to God. Let us listen in on the things Moses has to say to the people. We are bound to find something that will help us get closer to God.

April 3, 2018

April 10, 2018

April 17, 2018


How does Joshua compare to Moses as a leader of the Israelites? How does the crossing of the Jordan River compare to the crossing of the Red Sea? What challenges must the Israelites overcome once they enter the Promised Land? Let us read this dramatic sequel to the wilderness narratives and discover the answer to these questions.

May 1, 2018

May 8, 2018

May 15, 2018

A brochure listing the first ten courses is available by clicking here.
Register online or call 859-392-1500 ext. 1533. If you register online, please list each book of the Bible only once. Do not enter it three times.

Copies of Father Schehr’s book, The Bible Made Easy is available for purchase either at the courses or at the office of the Department of Catechesis and Formation.  The cost of the book through us is $10.00.