Bible Studies / Small Groups

Wednesday Bible Study

Wednesday Adult Bible Study will meet online via ZOOM Wednesdays at 10:30 a.m. until it becomes safe to meet in person. Many of our group are at-risk, yet they want to continue to grow in the Faith. During July and August, we are holding meetings online to reconnect and discuss the upcoming studies. We plan to study the Book of Revelation and then pursue a study of Church history using the Epic DVD series from Ascension Press.

This Fall we are completing our 14th year! Please consider joining us as we draw nearer to our Lord and Savior through the study of His Word. Even during the unusual circumstances brought about by the pandemic, this group is a wonderful means of being part of a smaller community in the midst of our vibrant St. Mary Help of Christians parish.

The study of Revelation will begin on September 9, 2020. Until then it’s best to contact Martha for dates & times of the informal sessions.

To be invited to the online meetings or for specific 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.