Adult Faith Formation

Adult Formation 

RCIA 2018-2019

Our class for RCIA (Rites of Christian Initiation for Adults) is ongoing throughout the year. 

The formal class starts again on Weds., Sept. 5.   The class meets in the parish center (building with ramp in front) from 7-8:30 pm each Wednesday until Easter, and restarts with formal Inquiry period shortly after that.

Please check back here for the 2018-19 syllabus. 

Interested in learning something over the summer?  Our summer inquiry program features Bishop Robert Barron’s “Pivotal Players” on Wednesdays starting June 6, in Quinn Hall, at 7:30 pm.   Get a taste of the program in the trailer: Pivotal Players

Miss the Diocesan Men’s & Women’s Conferences?

Find the talks for the 2018 Men’s Conference talks here

…and for the 2018 Women’s Conference here.


Msgr Charles Pope joined us on November 29 for a lively talk on the Sacraments.  Check it out here:

Did you miss Father Basil Cole’s talk on the Trinity (Weds., Oct. 11)?  Check out the audio file here:




For more info, contact Susan Doyle in the parish office, at  or 703.998.6100, x102 .

Ongoing Adult Formation

The Four Pillars of Our Faith: The Creed, The Sacraments, Life in Christ, Prayer

Are you a cradle Catholic, who wishes to learn more about the Faith into which you were born?  Are you a convert, but would like to continue learning about the treasure chest you opened in RCIA?  Please join us for our Four Pillars study this year!

The study is offered in 4 modules, one for each of the pillars, followed by a 5th module devoted to Marian consecration after Easter.  The first 3 will be based on the brilliant “Symbolon” program, available from  Study materials for each module will be available in booklet form, or participants may simply download the materials from the Symbolon pages of

The schedule may be found HERE.


Our parish has purchased the dynamic online course “Formed.”  “Formed” has been called a Catholic Netflix, offering a variety of movies, documentaries, and online courses, presenting our Faith in a compelling format.

Parishioners are welcome to register, free of charge, through our parish subscription, which may be accessed by using our code, nr1029.  Once in our subscription, an individual parishioner creates a user name and password (which cannot be our parish code).

Other helpful resources

Catholic Spiritual Direction– a great resource both for finding spiritual directors and online readings

For Your Marriage –The US Bishops’ have created this resource for information on dating, marriage, family and parenting, divorce & annulments

Word on FireThe one-and-only Fr. Robert Barron, creator of the exquisite “Catholicism” series, runs a blog here.  Listen to his sermons on the Sunday Gospels here


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