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.


Upcoming Sunday Presentation: On Sunday, February 24, Graham McAleer, Professor of Philosophy at Loyola University, will give a talk at 1:00 PM in the parish undercroft. Professor McAleer has written a book about the idea of "Just War" in J. R. R. Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings. He will be speaking on the topic of how great stories can teach us about morality. Lunch will be served at 12:30. Please RSVP to 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. Upcoming meetings and readings are as follows:

Feb. 7 -   G. K. Chesterton, The Napoleon of Notting Hill (rescheduled from Jan. 31 due to cold)

Feb. 28-   Pope Leo XIII, Rerum Novarum


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.