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.


Pizza and Movie Night: The 13th Day, a new film about the appearances of the Blessed Virgin Mary at Fatima, will be shown on Saturday, July 8 after the 5 PM Vigil Mass, in commemoration of the 100th anniversary of the apparitions.  Pizza and salad will be served in the undercroft at 6 PM, followed by the showing of the movie at 6:30.  Please RSVP to Stephen Cox in the parish office.


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.  A new group is forming for the Fall, so contact Stephen Cox in the parish office if you are interested. Dates and times of meetings are to be determined, based on the availability of participants.


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. Sessions will resume in the Fall- stay tuned!


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.