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. 

A focus on the Eucharistic highlights our fall 2023 schedule.

Parish Movie Night

Risen, released in 2016 this biblical drama details a Roman soldier's search for Jesus' body following His resurrection.  This movie will be shown in the rear parking lot of Saint Anne Church on Friday, October 20th at 7:00PM.

Parish Presentation

Beginning on Sunday, October 22nd at 7:15 PM in the DePalma Room, the first of a three part FORMED series called Presence will be started. This video collection "explores the truth and beauty of Christ's real presence in the Eucharist, from its origins in Sacred Scripture, to its profound role in the life of the Church and her members. It is the crescendo of the entire story of salvation." (Additional meetings on November 12th & 26th) Click here to register.

Parish Bible Studies

On Tuesday, October 24th at 8:45 AM in the Convent Dining Room, Foretaste of Heaven: The Eucharist in the Old Testament, a Catholic Productions presentation, will be shared. Dr. John Bergsma, former Protestant pastor and now theology professor at Franciscan University of Steubenville, explains how the Eucharist was the central turning point in his own conversion to the Catholic Church, and how the reality of the Eucharist is foreshadowed in some of the earliest events of biblical history: the Fall of Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden, and the first Passover during the Exodus from Egypt.  Click here to register.

On Tuesday, November 7th and November 21st at 8:45 AM in the DePalma Room, The Eucharist in the New Testament,a Catholic Productions presentation will be shown. In it Dr. Brant Pitre presents a detailed study of the most important passages on the Eucharist in the New Testament.  Click here to register. This study will explore such topics as: 
• What was the Ancient Jewish Passover like, and how did Jesus fulfill it in the Last Supper?
• What did Jesus mean when he said on the Cross, "It is finished"?
• What does the Bible really teach about life after death, and how does this help explain the Eucharist?

Parish Movie Night

Two Crowns, recalls the life and legacy of Fr. Maximillian Kolbe, and will be shown on Friday, November 17th at 7:30 PM in the rear parking lot. 
Our three part Advent series begins Tuesday, December 5th at 7:15 PM in the Convent Dining Room. (More detail to follow)

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
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 or call (412) 531-5964. 

OCIA: Order 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 Faith Formation at or call (412) 531-5964.