Saint Max Church

Current Study Opportunities

Please consider joining us for a weekly study. Anyone can join at any time! All are welcome! Beginner to intermediate, men and women, young and old. Costs to cover materials is a free will donation.

Consecration to St. Joseph Study
Tuesdays, 9:30 - 11:30 AM
Duration: March 19-April 30
Contact: Laurie Johansen, or Lamis Hajjar,

Joyfully, we invite you to participate in an upcoming study based on the book, Consecration to St. Joseph by Donald H. Calloway. This will be a 6-week study from March 19-April 30. We will be consecrating ourselves to St. Joseph at the end of this study, on May 1, the Memorial of St. Joseph the Worker. The registration deadline is Monday, March 11. The suggested donation for this study is $13 to cover the cost of the materials.

To register, you may email or text either Laurie Johansen,, 513- 638-1829, or Lamis Hajjar,, 740-463-1081.

“Devotion to St. Joseph is one of the choicest graces that God can give to a soul, for it is tantamount to revealing the entire treasury of our Lord’s graces. When God wishes to raise a soul to greater heights, he unites it to St. Joseph by giving it a strong love for the good Saint.” - St. Peter Julian Eymard

Presence: The Mystery of the Eucharist

Dive into the Augustine Institute study - Presence, The Mystery of the Eucharist! This is a 4 session study of the "source and summit" of the Christian life. We will explore the truth and beauty of Christ's Real Presence in the Eucharist, from its origin in Sacred Scripture to its profound role in the life of the Church and its members. 

There will be group discussion as well as video presentation featuring Dr. Tim Gray, Dr. Edward Sri, Chris Stefanick and others to aid in our faith in Jesus' body, blood, soul and divinity that we encounter in each Mass. 

Suggested donation is $25 for the 1 day study or $10 for the 5 weeks study.

Choose between two times:

  • 1 day Saturday study (February 10, 9AM-4:15PM)
  • 5 Wednesday evenings (February 21-March 20, 7-8:30PM)

For questions, contact Cathy Casto at or (913) 488-2625.


St. Benedict Bible Study
Saturdays, 9:30 - 11:00 AM
Contact: Paul Groh,

St. Benedict Bible Study is a faith sharing and bible study group that focuses primarily on preparing for the Sunday readings, to help each other more deeply understand scripture and how it can relate to personal faith journeys. The group is composed of adult men and women and open to all adults of the parish. For more information, contact Paul Groh at or 513-324-2937.

About Us

Beginners to seasoned scripture scholars are welcome to join our St. Max Bible Studies. These groups meet weekly to read, study, and discuss the Bible via study guides and DVD programs. Each group is autonomous and studies different aspects of the Bible. Most studies begin in the fall and continue through the spring but you are welcome to join at any time. Interested? Contact Cathy Casto at (913) 488-2625 or

Our parish is a firm believer in the opportunity to nurture one’s formation through fruitful discussions over a good book study. This is a time to build community, do some faith-sharing, and grow in fellowship. Meeting schedules vary, most sessions start in the fall, and open to everyone age 18 and older. Whether joining a specific book club, video series, or a small group, whichever sounds like a good fit for you, please reach out to Holly Moran at with any questions or for more details.

Interested in leading a study?

Book Study facilitators do not have to have be scholars to lead a study!  If you are interested in facilitating a study or small group, we can walk you through the training and process. For more information, please contact

Are you leading a Book Study that is open to new participants?  To publicize your study and invite new members or for details to start a study, email