The Shrine

Adult Faith Formation

For information about Adult Faith Formation ministries and events, contact Director of Adult Faith Formation Stephen Cox at 410-466-6884, ext. 11.


Catholicism: The Pivotal Players Film Series: Please join us on select Tuesdays this Spring for episodes from Bishop Robert Barron's series on great figures from the Catholic Tradition. Viewings are at 7 PM in the parish undercroft. The schedule of films is as follows:

April 24- St. Thomas Aquinas

May 8- Blessed John Henry Newman

May 22- G. K. Chesterton


Shrine Book Discussion Group:  Meets monthly on Thursday evenings at 6:00 in the parish undercroft. All are welcome. Participants are asked to obtain copies of the readings through the bookseller or library of their choice. Upcoming meetings and readings are as follows:

April 12Dante, Purgatorio

May 17- Dante, Paradiso

June 7- C.S. Lewis, The Great Divorce


The Christian Life Program of catechesis is offered at various times throughout the year, in cooperation with Couples for Christ, an international Catholic lay organization.  This program is open to all adults seeking to deepen their Catholic Faith. A new series of 12 talks will begin on Saturday, March 3. Talks will be from 7-10 PM in the parish undercroft on Saturdays. Contact the parish office for additional information. Note: There will be no meeting on March 31 because of the Easter Vigil at 8 PM.


Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA):  Are you interested in becoming Catholic?  Do you know someone who is?  Are you an adult Catholic who has not yet been confirmed?  Perhaps you just want to learn more about the Catholic Faith, or have questions about it.  RCIA (The Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults) is the process for preparing adults for full communion with the Catholic Church. Sessions are also open to any adult desiring to learn more about Catholicism.