Catholics Reflecting Experiencing Evangelizing Declaring Scripture (CREEDS)

CREEDS is a parish-wide program designed to meet the desire for a deeper knowledge of scripture. CREEDS is geared for adults of any age group and whether you are just beginning to explore scripture or have been at it for some time. We challenge participants to dig into scripture with weekly homework assignments, small group discussion, reflection and prayer followed by a large group lecture presentation.

CREEDS has run a steady enrollment of 100+ men, women since its inception. While most students are St. Raphael parishioners, fourteen area churches have been represented among CREEDS participants. We welcome anyone interested in reflecting on God’s Word in a deep, systematic, committed way to join us! At CREEDS all are truly welcome to come and to learn to walk more closely as Jesus’ disciples.

Father Bob has a long and distinguished career in the education field serving as Principal and President of Mount Carmel High School in Chicago and Principal at Carmel High School in Mundelein. With his love of scripture study and depth of knowledge of the Bible, Fr Bob brings a challenging and thought provoking to the CREEDS program.

2023/2024 CREEDS Registration Information-Registration due 8/31

Topic The Gospel of Luke, the Physician

The 2023 study will begin on Wednesday, September 20 and will continue through April 24, Participants choose to attend either the morning session from 9:30-11:30am or the evening session from 7:00-9:00pm on Wednesdays.   Whether this is your first-time studying scripture, or you are a seasoned veteran, CREEDS will enhance your faith life in wonderful ways through prayer, individual study, small group discussion and large group presentation. Fr. Bob Carroll is the lecturer for CREEDS and welcomes active participation at the weekly meetings.

Registration Directions: when you click the registration form you will see that you can also pay for the registration fee. A separate tab will open to pay the $100.00 registration fee. The total cost for the 24-week program is $100; our basic $75 registration fee plus an additional $25 to cover the cost of the Little Rock resources at a discounted group rate. If you prefer, you can fill out the form, submit and then go to the registration link after. If you prefer to fill out a paper registration form, there are copies at the church office at the front desk.


For more information or with questions, please contact CREEDS Coordinator Luanne Roth at (630) 229-1876.