Adult Faith Formation
The Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults is the process by which adults are prepared for baptism or reception into full communion with the Catholic Church. RCIA is both for those who are ready to make that step and for those who are still discerning it. RCIA meets Thursdays from 7:00-8:30pm in the Parish Center. Contact Deacon Fritz Bauerschmidt for more information.
Catholic 301 is a series of Saturday morning lectures offered by Father Justin Gough (Associate Pastor of the Cathedral) and Father Brendan Fitzgerald (Rector of the Basilica of the Assumption) on modern Catholic theologians and authors. In 2022-2023, Catholic 301 is exploring some of the major theological works of Joseph Ratzinger and Hans Urs von Balthasar. Catholic 301 meets Saturdays from 9:00-10:30. See the full schedule and register for each monthly course here.
What is Cathedral Colloquium?
The Cathedral Colloquium is an opportunity for parishioners and friends of the Cathedral to speak on a common topic from their areas of professional or academic expertise. The theme of the Fall 2022 Colloquium is Heavenly Portals: Visions of Eternity in the Middle Ages and will explore how we can see heaven through the theology, art, music, and literature of that period. Each session of the Colloquium will be held Monday evenings from 7:00-8:30pm in the Parish Center. See the full schedule below:
- October 17: Dr. Eric Mabry – “The Horizon of Eternity in Our Hearts: Thomas Aquinas Contemplates Glory”
- October 24: Dr. Christine Sciacca – “Securing a Seat in Heaven: Patronage and Salvation in Medieval Christian Art”
- November 7: Mr. Samuel Rowe – “Singing to Heaven: The Requiem Mass through the Ages”
- November 14: Dr. Frederick Christian Bauerschmidt – “The Cosmic Spheres and the Heavenly Rose: Dante Imagines Paradise”
The Cathedral offers a free subscription to FORMED for all parishioners. With FORMED, you can access many videos, movies, and e-books on a wide range of topics within the Catholic faith. Simply visit formed.org and search the Cathedral of Mary Our Queen to sign-up.
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