Adult Faith Formation – “Living as Missionary Disciples”

Adult Faith Formation Opportunities—2017/18 – join either a short term or long term group! 

The Parish Mission is scheduled for February 25-27, 2018 and will be led by Fr. Paul McCarren.  Session One will be Sunday night and repeated Monday morning. Session Two will be Monday night and repeated Tuesday morning. Stay tuned for more information in the bulletin and the Maneline Newsletter. 


Small Communities of Faith: meet at members homes most days of the week.  For more information click HERE


Little Rock Scripture Study: The Gospel of Mark will be studied beginning Friday, February 2, 2018 at 10:00am and ending on April 6, 2018.


The Book of Revelation: Part III of Dr. Scott Hahn’s “The End” will be used to study The Book of Revelation beginning on Thursday, February 22, 2018 at 7:30pm and ending on April 5, 2018.


Lord Teach me to Pray: A Part I Women’s evening group is forming for this Ignatian Spirituality Group starting in the new year 2018. Days/times will be determined, depending on interest levels. For more information please contact Ann Paniszcyn at


Sunday Morning Program Presentations: We will focus on the theme of “Living as Missionary Disciples”. We are currently scheduling sessions for the winter/spring 2018, including a 4-part series presented by Dr. Brian Flanagan on “Believing in One, Holy, Catholic and Apostolic Church”  Click HERE for more details.


Book Clubs:

  1. One group meets the 2nd Wednesday of the month, September through May at 1:15pm in Room C-104. The January 2018 book will be The Franciscan Heart of Thomas Merton by Daniel Horan. The February 2018 book will be The Ninth Hour by McDermott.
  2. The Spiritual Classics group (led by Fr. Paul) meets the 3rd Sunday of the month at 5pm in the Chapel. This group is currently reading St. Francis of Assisi by G.K. Chesterson.


Men’s chapter of Christians in Commerce: meet every Wednesday for prayer, teaching, small group discussion and fellowship from 7-8am in the Choir Room at MARK. Please contact Jerry Wilkowski at 703-255-9083 for more information.


Cursillo Weekends: The Cursillo is an opportunity to examine and celebrate yourself, your relationship with Christ and your relationship with the Christian community. The upcoming men’s weekend will be held on March 1-4, 2018 at San Damiano Spiritual Center in Stephens City, VA. The upcoming women’s weekend will be held on April 12-15, 2018 at San Damiano Spiritual Center in Stephens City, VA. Please go to the Cursillo website to get up to date information about Cursillo dates. After the Cursillo weekend you meet with other ST. MARK Cursillistas for a weekly reunion.


Online Courses:  There are also very good online classes from Boston College called “Crossroads” which are inexpensive and excellent.  One course which looks interesting for parents is: The Creed: What we Believe, which meets from January 17 – February 21, 2018. To register click here


Study by Bishop Barron: We will be offering a study entitled “Seven Deadly Sins, Seven Lively Virtues” by Bishop Barron during LENT 2018. Contact Jean if you are interested.

For more information contact Jean Lupinacci in the RE Office at or 703-938-1948 x2. Let Jean know if you have other ideas!



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