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.

Fall Bible Study:  Join us on Thursday evenings at 6 PM from Sept. 13- Oct. 25 for "Build a Highway for God", a study of Isaiah 40-55. We will be using the Loyola Press Six Weeks with the Bible study guide. To sign up and obtain a study guide, contact Stephen Cox in the parish office.


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. The next session will be on Nov. 8. We will be discussing two essays by Wendell Berry: "Think Little" and "The Failure of War". The text for both essays can be found online.


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. 


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 Wednesdays at 7 PM in the parish undercroft.