St. Simon Parish community gathers in small faith sharing groups and bible studies.  Throughout the pandemic, these groups met virtually.  Some agreed to keep meeting virtually for the safety of those who are immune compromised. some meet in person. These groups are coordinated by parishioners on a volunteer basis, if you are interested in joining a group or starting up a new group. please email Below is a list of our current offerings.


The Tuesday evening group studies the Bible using programs offered by Ascension Press. We typically do one study program in the fall and one in the spring. The programs vary in length from 5 to 20 weeks long, but most of the ones we’ve done are about 8 weeks long. The study programs have a materials fee for workbooks and streaming access to the weekly videos.  

We have weekly homework in the workbook, which we discuss at the following meeting. We currently have about 20 people, including participants from other parishes in the diocese and from other states. No prior knowledge of the Bible is necessary, and new members are always welcome to join us at the beginning of each study program.

Starting Tuesday, January 9, 2024, the Tuesday evening Bible Study will be studying “Divine Mercy”, a study program from the Augustine Institute.

The group will meet on Zoom from 7:00-8:30pm each Tuesday.

If you are interested in joining, please email Fred Tou,


The Wednesday morning group reads a book of the Bible together in our meetings and shares their thoughts and experiences and what the passage means to them. There is no homework, and we go through a book of the Bible at a leisurely pace over the course of weeks or months depending on the length of the book. The group decides which book of the Bible we read next. We have a wide range of ages in the group from parents of school age kids to 100 years old, and most of the group is retired. Currently, we have about 25 people. Some of the participants are from other parishes in the diocese. No prior knowledge of the Bible is necessary, and new members are always welcome to join us and can drop in any time as frequently or infrequently as they like. We meet on Zoom from September to June. We are reading a lot of shorter books of the Bible now, so the book name changes from month to month.

If you are interested in joining, please contact Regina Shirey,


A group of about 20 people meet every Thursday at 9:15am a.m. via zoom for an hour to review and discuss the readings for the coming Sunday.

During the discussion of the readings the group shares their faith experiences relative to the readings. We then try to take from them some way that we can spread the Gospel during the week ahead.  if you are interested in joining us, please contact Jean Rousseau at


This group was studying Hebrews from September to mid-November. The group is not meeting at this time.