Adult Education

You're never too old to engage in the educational aspects of the Catholic Faith. Check out our parish's offerings of classes, online seminars, and workshops to inspire your faith journey! 

About Adult Education

At Saint Paul of the Cross Parish, we believe that there is always more to learn about our faith. Throughout the year, we offer opportunities for adult education coursese and fellowship opportunities. Feel free to check out the Ministries and Organizations page to supplement your learning with charitable works and social fellowship throughout our parish. 

The Bible and the Virgin Mary: Journey Through Scripture

Beginning September 20

Join Don Fontana on Tuesdays, Sept 20, Oct. 4, Oct. 18, Nov. 1 and Nov. 15  in the Convent Dining Room (Saint Anne Church) from 8:45 to 10:00 AM to enjoy this FORMED presentation. 

The Bible and the Virgin Mary is based on the work of Dr. Scott Hahn. Dr. Hahn, an exceptionally popular speaker and teacher, has delivered hundreds of talks nationally and internationally on a wide variety of topics related to Scripture and the Catholic faith and is the bestselling author of numerous books. He is a professor of Theology at Franciscan University of Steubenville and the founder and president of the Saint Paul Center.

Matthew Leonard, the presenter, is an internationally known speaker, and author. A convert to Catholicism and former missionary to Latin America, he is a frequent guest on radio and television programs, and hosts a podcast on iTunes titled The Art of Catholic. Matthew holds a Masters in Theology from the Franciscan University of Steubenville.

To register for this event click HERE 

Who Am I to Judge? Responding to Relativism with Logic and Love

Beginning September 25

Don Fontana will lead a monthly presentation of this enlightening series. Discussing moral issues with family and friends can be a challenge in a culture that strongly promotes the idea that there is no objective truth. Speaking from a wealth of personal experience, renowned author and theologian Dr. Edward Sri provides 5 “keys” to enable Christians to oppose with logic and love what Pope Benedict XVI called the “dictatorship of relativism.” He also clarifies the proper understanding of what it means to judge, and the importance of making good judgments.

This series will be broken down into several presentation and participants will gather monthly from 7:15-8:15 in the Convent Dining Room to view and discuss the content.  Meetings will be held September 25th, October 9th, and November 6th.

To register for this event click HERE 

Purgatory: The Forgotten Church

November 1

Don Fontana will show this DVD in Harkins Hall after the 6:30 PM mass on November 1st. The movie answers these questions: Is Purgatory real? Could the afterlife require suffering? Can the living help alleviate the anguish of the dead? This innovative, groundbreaking documentary investigates these compelling life-after-death questions through spiritual, scientific, and cultural perspectives. This film uncovers new research offering fresh insights unavailable just a generation ago. Top scholars scientists, historians, and church leaders revisit age-old questions and embark on a spiritual quest to unlock the controversy and consolation of Purgatory.

Get FORMED in the Faith

FORMED is an online platform geared toward adults and families for the purpose of learning and engaging in Catholic content. You can find books, movies, documentaries, studies, and audio talks to support your interests and needs. Saint Paul of the Cross Parish often uses this platform for adult education classes, sacramental preparation, and as a supplement to Bible studies, and we want to offer our parishioners the opportunity to join in our membership. 

Registration is FREE when you sign up with Saint Paul of the Cross Parish! Here's how:

1. Navigate to FORMED.org
2. Click on "Sign Up"
3. Click on "Sign up as a Parishioner"
4. Create a New Account - Find our parish by entering our zip code 15234 into the field.  Click on "St. Paul of the Cross" when it appears. Then click "next". 
5. Enter your name and email address in the appropriate fields then click on "sign up"

Diving into the beauty of the Faith has never been easier: at home, on the go, or from amy internet connected device. Discover thousands of content options...there's something for every member of the family to help them grow closer to Christ and His Church. 

Questions about registration? Call Don Fontana, Director of Adult and Young Adult Faith Formation at dfontana@stpaulofthecross.com or call (412) 531-5964. 

RCIA: Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults

Have you considered becoming Catholic? Join us every other Wednesday from 7pm-9pm in the Convent Dining Room for informational sessions and studies to help you discern your relationship with our Faith. Questions? Contact Don Fontana, Director of Adult and Young Adult Faith Formation at dfontana@stpaulofthecross.com or call (412) 531-5964.