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Summer Bible Institute

The Catholic Bible Institute will have a special “Summer Bible Institute” this year. Learn more about the 5 sessions they designed for you. All events are free! The theme will be ‘The Eucharist and the Bible’. 

Sessions are:

  • June 26, 2023 – The Church Leads us to Eucharist: Church Tour
  • June 27, 2023 – Biblical Foundations of Eucharist
  • June 28, 2023 – The Bible in the Mass
  • June 29, 2023 – Jesus is Present in the Eucharist: Real Presence in Scripture and Tradition
  • July 1, 2023 – Jesus Sends us Forth: Living out our Eucharist Charisms

Download the Summer Bible Institute flyer here.

CBI Old Testament Year is a Virtual Experience

What is the Catholic Bible Institute (CBI)?​

CBI 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 the ministry of the Word.

The goal of the Catholic Bible Institute 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, conversation and written reflection.

CBI learning entails:

  • Presentations from a wide range of Bible scholars and experts via Zoom
  • Prayer and small-group conversation
  • Readings from the Bible and Bible commentaries
  • Written reflections
  • Accompaniment by a team of facilitators
  • ADLA Residents earn a Certificate in Bible Leadership from the Archdiocese of Los Angeles
  • Certificate of Completion for participants outside the Archdiocese of Los Angeles
  • Earn Loyola Marymount University Continuing Education Credit (ADLA residents, AL, AR, CT, MN, DC, WI, and participating CA diocese).
  • Or participate for one or two years for personal enrichment

When does CBI meet? 

Old Testament Year starts August 27, 2022
CBI is online via Zoom (9AM to 4PM Pacific Time):

Schedule for Old Testament Year 2022-2023

August 27, 2022: Orientation, Bible Basics and Catholic Principles of Biblical Interpretation – Fr. Felix Just, SJ, Archdiocese of Los Angeles; CBI Team

September 17, 2022: Genesis – Dr. Kathleen O’Connor, Columbia Theological Seminary

October 15, 2022: Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers, Deuteronomy – Michael Barber, Augustine Institute Graduate School of Theology

November 12, 2022: Joshua, Judges, 1 & 2 Samuel, 1 & 2 KingsDr. Bronson deVost, Georg-August-Universität Göttingen

December 10, 2022: Psalms – Dr. Dianne Bergant, Catholic Theological Union, Chicago

January 14, 2023: Job, Proverbs, Ecclesiastes, Song of Songs, Wisdom, Sirach – Dr. Mark Giszczak, Augustine Institute Graduate School of Theology

February 18, 2023: Isaiah – Fr. Leslie Hoppe, Catholic Theological Union, Chicago

March 18, 2023: Jeremiah, Ezekiel, Lamentations – Dr. Anthony Pagliarini, University of Notre Dame

April 15, 2023: Hosea, Joel, Amos, Obadiah, Jonah, Micah, Nahum, Habakkuk, Zephaniah, Haggai, Zechariah, MalachiDr. Daniel Smith-Christopher, Loyola Marymount University

May 13, 2023: Ezra, Nehemiah, 1 & 2 Chronicles, Ruth, Esther – Dr. Jina Kang, McCormick Theological Seminary

June 17, 2023: Daniel, 1 & 2 Maccabees, Tobit, Judith, Baruch & Judaism in Transition – Dr. Daniel Smith-Christopher, Loyola Marymount University

Schedule of the Day – Pacific Time Zone 

9:00am – Greeting and Announcements
9:05am – Opening prayer
9:14am – Intro Speaker
9:15am – First one-hour Speaker talk
10:15am – Small group discussion
10:30am – Break
10:45am – Second one-hour Speaker talk
11:45am – Small group discussion
12:00pm – Lunch
1:00pm – Third one-hour Speaker talk
2:00pm – Small group discussion
2:15pm – break
2:30pm – Fourth one-hour Speaker talk
3:30pm – Q&A
3:55pm – Announcements and Closing Prayer

What textbooks are required?

All years:

Senior, Donald and John J. Collins, editors. The Catholic Study Bible: The New American Bible; Third Edition. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2016 (the 2011 second edition is also approved). [Other study Bibles may be approved by request.]

Old Testament Year:

Bergsma, John and Brant Pitre. A Catholic Introduction to the Bible: The Old Testament. San Francisco: Ignatius Press, 2018

What is the cost of CBI?

Tuition for the Old Testament year is $380 per year (not including textbooks).

Register by August 26, 11:59pm PT and pay only $300!

 Use CBI80 discount code at checkout

How do I register for CBI?

Registration Now Open!

Go to or scan QR Code and begin your journey through Sacred Scripture

CBI 2022-2023 Syllabus

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What if I have additional Questions?


Barbara Murphy
Coordinator of Bible Studies
Office of Religious Education
(213) 924-3503

The Catholic Bible Institute is co-sponsored by the Office of Religious Education, Archdiocese of Los Angeles, and the Center for Religion and Spirituality, Loyola Marymount University Extension.