Bible Studies / Small Groups

Wednesday Bible Study

Wednesday Adult Bible Study meets in a new location this year, but at the usual time: 9:30-11:00am in St. Michael Hall. We are studying the Gospel of Matthew, as liturgical year A features Matthew's gospel in the mass readings. This is our 13th year! Please consider joining us as we draw nearer to our Lord and Savior through the study of His Word. This group is a wonderful means of being part of a smaller community in the midst of our vibrant St. Mary Help of Christian parish.

For future planning, please note that the group will not meet on:
November 27
December 18, 25
January 1
March 18, 25
April 8

Class end date will be sometime in May of 2020.

For more information contact Martha Whittingham at or 865.599.8473.

Bible Studies for Young Families

Join us in the cafeteria from 9:45-10:45am on Sunday mornings.

Topics vary from season to season and include Scripture, prayer, Church history, saints, and Christian living. DVD’s allow us to learn from the best Catholic speakers, and discussion times allow us to get to know our parish family. Join us any time to enjoy coffee, refreshments and fellowship between the Sunday Masses—you do not need to reserve ahead of time.

In Home Bible Studies

Small groups meet in homes to study the bible or other faith-related topics.  They typically meet twice a month.  Different groups meet on different days and times of the day.  For more information, contact Mary Ellen Jackson at or 803.642.2676.

Lunch 'n Learn

We meet on Mondays from 12:00-1:00pm downstairs in Smith Hall.  All are welcome to attend.  Bring your lunch and join us.  For our current book study, please see the Sunday bulletin. For more information, contact Kathy Monahon at

Thursday Morning Study

This group meets in Smith Hall Thursday morning at 11:15-12:30pm and studies a faith-related topic;  currently we are studying the Letter of James and the Catholic Epistles.  For information, contact Mary Ellen Jackson at or 803.642.2676.


RCIA is open to all who wish to learn about the faith. It meets Tuesday evenings during the school year.For information here or contact Mary Ellen Jackson at or 803.642.2676.