Group Format

Together we’ll watch pre-recorded lectures from the Catholic Biblical School’s The Bible Course and engage in group discussion and prayer. Dr. Tamra Fromm, who provides the video-lectures we will be watching and Fr. Brandon or Fr. Jamie will be available for questions as needed.

What We’ll Cover in 2023-24

We begin our journey through the Bible by tracing the story of Israel–the People of God–through the historical books of the Old Testament. Jesus’ earthly ministry flowed forth from this Old Testament context. Through these books we discover that the Old Testament is not merely history, but indeed our story. We’ll meet weekly from mid-Sept to mid-May with breaks during holidays and the summer. It’s okay to miss a week because you can still access the recorded lecture at home.

Time and Place

Location: All Saints Catholic Church (Gladstone)

We anticipate having a weekly Thursday evening class from 6:30-8:30 pm from mid-September through May.

Dr. Tamra Fromm will hold live, video-conference (like “Zoom”) times for Q&A on Mondays at 2 pm and Wednesdays 8 pm (both Eastern Time). These are optional and you can “drop-in” as you’d like using a phone dial-in # or link.

Preparing at Home

We recommend setting aside 2-3 hours a week (just 20-30 min a day!) for reading the assigned Scriptures. Reading the Bible at home can be part of your ordinary prayer life. We encourage participants to listen for the Holy Spirit and stop to dwell on passages where God speaks to you. We draw from the riches of the Church in praying together, using Scripture, during class.There are no tests, quizzes, or grades–our purpose is discipleship.

Some participants enjoy doing additional secondary source reading. To see these recommendations that go along with the class, visit and select the “Year A” book list.

Parish Facilitator: Lena Quinlan

Lena Quinlan was introduced to The Bible Course from the Catholic Biblical School of Michigan, at the Eucharistic Congress in Marquette and has been eagerly working to bring this wonderful opportunity to the Parish. Lena is the homeschooling mother of six children, teaches English Composition and Research at Bay Mills Community College, and teaches fourth grade Faith Formation at All Saints Catholic Church. She has a passion for helping connect people to one another, God’s Word, and our Lord, Jesus the Messiah. To find out more about the group, contact Lena at

How to Register

Click the “Registration” button below to go to the All Saints Catholic Church regisration page. .