St. John Vianney Seminary Lay Division

Denver Catholic Biblical School


The Second Vatican council reminded us that as Catholics, Sacred Scripture is instrumental to our relationship with Jesus Christ. For as St. Jerome famously said, “Ignorance of Scripture is ignorance of Christ.” For 35 years, the Denver Catholic Biblical School has been offering 2000 years of Catholic Biblical teaching to the laity. Is it time for you explore Scripture more seriously than ever before?

In response to the Second Vatican Council’s call for renewal in the study of Scripture, the Denver Catholic Biblical School was founded to give adults the tools and skills they need to hear anew the invitation of their Lord in the pages of the Bible…to follow Him.  Since then, many Biblical School students too have found themselves in the footsteps of their Lord.

Here at the Biblical School, we have assembled a first-rate team of experienced instructors with a deep love for Scripture and the Catholic faith. Through lectures, small-group discussions and weekly coursework, our master instructors will guide you through the Bible and demonstrate the relevance of God’s Living Word in the world today.

Our curriculum focuses on the “narrative approach” to sacred Scripture, which consists of a thorough study of salvation history in every book of the Bible from Genesis to Revelation to see how God’s promises, prophesies, and covenants of the Old Testament are fulfilled in the person and mission of Jesus Christ and his Church. At the end of this comprehensive four-year program, a certificate in Biblical Studies is awarded to the graduate. The four years of study are organized as follows:

Year 1:   From Eden To Exile: Genesis to 2 Maccabees
Year 2:   Proclaiming the Kingdom: The Synoptic Gospels, Acts, and the Letters of St. Paul
Year 3:   A Future and a Hope: The Prophets, Tobit, Judith and Esther
Year 4:   Wisdom and the Word: The Wisdom Books, the Writings of St. John, and the Catholic Epistles

Contact us at 303.715.3195 or to ask any questions!