Adult Faith Formation Programs


Recent Activities:

Padre Pio Pilgrimage - March 14, 2024

You could not have picked a better day for our Pilgrimage to the Shrine of Padre Pio in Barto, Pennsylvania! The weather suited pilgrims from our Deanery well as we traveled to and from and encountered our Lord through his servant Padre Pio. Fr. Rich led us in prayer, celebrated Mass, and heard confessions throughout the day.We even had theopportunity to pray with others virtually by reciting the rosary and Divine Mercy Chaplet through the Shrine's global outreach. You could hear us in the background if you tuned into their website that day! After reciting the rosary, we were offered the opportunity to venerate the glove of Padre Pio. Many participated and encountered Christ on a whole new level! Lunch was provided and served to us in the lower level of the Spirituality Center. While waiting to be served, one had the opportunity to view the beautiful artwork donated by various artists over the years. The artwork was a retreat in itself where one could clearly see the emotions of the artist and personally relate to the story portrayed. After lunch we viewed a movie about the miracles of Padre Pio, then we were given the opportunity to experience the museum and breathtaking grounds. You could see pilgrims visiting the grottos and special prayer spaces in and around the Shrine spending time as small groups or alone with our Lord. It was in those moments where one could easily breathe in peace as the weather just made the time alone all the better! Thank you, Padre Pio, for our special time away! Lent has a whole new meaning for all of us! 

     Check out some pictures from this special day.  Padre Pio Photo Gallery

Other opportunities for spiritual growth:

ICC Divine Mercy Prayer Group 

We invite all adult parishioners to join us. Come learn about the message of divine mercy and pray with us. This group meets in the Parish Center weekly on Tuesdays at 4:30pm. Please contact Heather Ulmen at  for the zoom invitation.


Spiritual Book Group

This book group meets via Zoom on Tuesday mornings from 9:30 to 11:30. It is open to all adults and is focused on enhancing spiritual growth. Participants purchase their own books. For further information, you may contact Mary Ann Hopkins at


Liturgy, Eucharistic Adoration, and Prayer

Our Eucharistic Lord waits for us in every tabernacle and monstrance, and He longs for us to be in His presence.  Come
spend some time with Jesus in Eucharistic Adoration, for Christ’s Eucharistic presence is “the source and summit of the Christian life” (CCC1324). 


Lectio divina

A VERY ANCIENT art, practiced at one time by all Christians, is the technique known as lectio divina – a slow, contemplative praying of the Scriptures which enables the Bible, the Word of God, to become a means of union with God. This ancient practice has been kept alive in the Christian monastic tradition, and is one of the precious treasures of Benedictine monastics and oblates. Together with the Liturgy and daily manual labor, time set aside in a special way for lectio divina enables us to discover in our daily life an underlying spiritual rhythm. Within this rhythm we discover an increasing ability to offer more of ourselves and our relationships to the Father, and to accept the embrace that God is continuously extending to us in the person of his Son Jesus Christ.   For moreinformation and guidance on this, click here.


Marriage and Family Life

Marriage, unique for a reason. Insights from the USCCB.

For Your Marriage - For Your Marriage helps couples at all stages of life to understand and live God’s plan for happy, holy marriages by providing educational and spiritual resources.


Faithful Citizenship

Look here for more information from the USCCB (United States Conference of Catholic Bishops) about being a faithful citizen,   click here for a link to the USCCB’s Faithful Citizenship website.


If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Mare Draper at 410-392-3560 or