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.


November Film Series: Join us on 3 Thursday evenings in November at 6 PM in the parish undercroft for episodes from Bishop Robert Barron's film series Catholicism: The Pivotal Players. Screenings are as follows:

November 2- St. Francis of Assisi

Nobember 16- St. Catherine of Siena

November 30- Michelangelo


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.  Meetings are held on Monday evenings at 7 PM in the parish undercroft. It's not too late to join, so contact Stephen Cox in the parish office if you are interested. 


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:

December 7- Louis Bouyer, The Word, Church, and Sacraments in Protestantism and Catholicism

January 25- Richard Rohr, Everything Belongs


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.