Romans Bible Study

Romans Bible Study

Romans Bible Study: Begins Oct 20/21

Eight-week Bible study beginning Wednesday, October 20th at 7:00 pm or Thursday, October 21st at 9:30 am



Paul’s letter to the Romans has been at the center of reflection, conversion, and controversy from the very beginning. Presented by Dr. Andrew Swafford and Jeff Cavins, Romans: The Gospel of Salvation provides an authentically Catholic way to understand this challenging epistle. Above all, it will help you enter into a more meaningful relationship with Christ.

"Many Catholics fear Romans as a 'Protestant' epistle of Paul, but in this lavishly illustrated and attractive study, Swafford and Cavins present Catholics with a study that is both profound yet accessible - based on the best contemporary scholarship and faithful to the Church's tradition. I've seldom seen Catholic bible study materials this good!"  - John Bergsma, professor of theology at Franciscan University of Steubenville

Classes begin with refreshments and group discussion and then a 30-minute video lecture by Jeff Cavins.

Weekly Study Sequence: Wednesday evenings and Thursday mornings Home preparation - Read the Bible and answer the homework questions in the Study Set, which are a way to learn from within the heart of the Church.

Small Group Discussion: Small group discussion begins each class session. Participants share what they have learned and glean from others’ insights to get a fuller understanding of the passages they have read, followed with answers provided to the Study Set questions as an aid.

Video Lecture: Follows discussion and presents a Catholic perspective of the readings.


Student workbooks are $35 and registration is required. To register, please complete this registration form.

You may either pay online by clicking here or by sending a check to our rectory. Checks should be made out to St. Paul of the Cross Church and include Romans Bible Study in the memo line. 

For more information contact George Kirkland at: (847) 692-3251 or

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Contact Information

St. Paul of the Cross

320 South Washington Street
Park Ridge, IL 60068

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Phone: (847) 825-7605

Mass Schedule

UC = Upper Church

HFC = Holy Family Chapel

Monday - Friday

6:25 am (UC)

8:30 am (UC)


8:00 am (UC) - weekday Mass

4:30 pm (UC and HFC) - vigil


7:30 am (UC)

9:00 am (UC)

10:30 am (UC and HFC)

12:00 pm (UC)