Adult Education

Adult Education

“Did not our hearts burn within us while he talked to us on the road, while he opened to us the scriptures?” —Luke 24:32

At St. Mary, we have many opportunities throughout the year for Adults to continue to grow in their faith and love of Christ through continued study of the bible, lecture series, guest speakers and always through our RCIA (Rite of Christian Initiation) Program. Please call the parish office with any questions 540-373-6491.

Our RCIA Program is Open to all Catholic’s wishing to know more about their faith.  The Remaining schedule  of classes is listed below.  Please join us and support those in our RCIA program through your presence and prayers!

To learn more about current adult education programs, call the parish office with any questions 540-373-6491.

Walking with Purpose

Walking with Purpose women’s Bible study is beginning a new session this fall: Opening Your Heart.  This foundational, 22-week course is designed for women who are new to WWP as well as those with more Bible study experience. We welcome past participants and invite new women to join us!

Walking with Purpose is a Catholic Bible study that aims to bring women to a deeper relationship with Christ.  The course involves personal study and small group discussions that link our everyday challenges with solutions given to us through the teachings of Christ and the Catholic Church. Be a part of a Catholic women’s group that will help you grow in your faith.

We will have two sessions beginning this fall; choose the one that is best for you:

Tuesday 7:30-8:45 pm at Holy Cross Academy (begins on October 3rd)

Thursday 7:15-8:30 pm at the Parish Life center (begins on October 5th)

Preregistration is not required; book information will be given at the first meeting.  Come and see what we’re all about!

For more information contact Lori Mattson at and/or go to

The Bible Timeline: The Story of Salvation 

The Bible Timeline is a fascinating study that takes participants on a journey through the entire Bible. They will go deep into each period of salvation history and discover the amazing story woven throughout all of Scripture. Using a unique color-coded system, they will learn the major people, places, and events of the Bible and see how they all come together to reveal the remarkable story of our faith. The cost for materials is $25. Class sizes will be limited to 40 participants each. Sign up in the Parish Office, 540-373-6491.


A Small Course on Spirituality: Soundings from the Great Doctors

Father Kelly will be leading an online course based on the work of Ralph Martin’s The Fulfillment of All Desire.  Drawing upon the teachings of seven Spiritual Doctors of the Church, Ralph Martin presents an in-depth study of the journey to God.  This book provides encouragement for the pilgrim that desires to know, love, and serve the Lord.

Click here for the online Lessons!