Faith Formation – Adults

“So influential, so pioneering, it’s hard to imagine the Church without them…They are the

Pivotal Players

Bishop Robert Barron’s CATHOLICISM series, an epic ten-part documentary that took people around the world and deep into the Catholic Faith, was seen and loved by millions. His sequel is CATHOLICISM: The Pivotal Players, a multi-part film series that illumines a handful of saints, artists, mystics, and scholars who not only shaped the life of the Church but changed the course of civilization.

This Lent, St. Paul’s Adult Faith Formation will present The Pivotal Player, Volume One

On Sunday afternoons from 1:30 pm to 3 pm
In the multi-media room, St Paul’s Parish Center.

February 26, 2017           St Francis The Reformer
March 5, 2017                 St. Thomas Aquinas The Theologian
March 12, 2017               Bl. John Henry Newman The Convert
March 19, 2017               St. Catherine Of Siena  The Mystic
March 26, 2017               G.K. Chesterton The Evangelist
April 2, 2017                    Michelangelo  The Artist

All are welcome. To register email with your name, email and telephone, so that I can contact you easily if, for some reason, the times or dates must be changed.   Watch a preview and learn more about the series at To go deeper, you can order the Study Guide for The Pivotal Players on Amazon.


“Since all Christians have become by rebirth of water and the Holy Spirit a new creature(8) so that they should be called and should be children of God, they have a right to a Christian education. A Christian education does not merely strive for the maturing of a human person as just now described, but has as its principal purpose this goal: that the baptized, while they are gradually introduced the knowledge of the mystery of salvation, become ever more aware of the gift of Faith they have received, and that they learn in addition how to worship God the Father in spirit and truth (cf. John 4:23) especially in liturgical action, and be conformed in their personal lives according to the new man created in justice and holiness of truth (Eph. 4:22-24); also that they develop into perfect manhood, to the mature measure of the fullness of Christ (cf. Eph. 4:13) and strive for the growth of the Mystical Body; moreover, that aware of their calling, they learn not only how to bear witness to the hope that is in them (cf. Peter 3:15) but also how to help in the Christian formation of the world that takes place when natural powers viewed in the full consideration of man redeemed by Christ contribute to the good of the whole society.(9) ”  (Gravissimum Educationis, Paul VI, 1965) 

St. Paul’s Parish invites all adults to continue growing in their faith.  We offer many spiritual programs including our Adult Faith Formation Series (Church Fathers, Father Barron’s Catholicism, etc.), Bible Study Groups, Theology on Tap, Harvard Catholic Lecture Series, Centering Prayer Group, Hope for the Caring Soul, and other formational programs. St Pauls also prepares children and adults for the sacraments of initiation (Baptism, First Penance, First Eucharist, Confirmation, and RCIA).

For more information about our adult faith formation programs, please call 617-491-8400.