Adult Programs

RCIA - The Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults

The Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults is an eight to nine month in-depth course of study required for those adults desiring to become Catholic.  The study encompasses the adult catechism and a review of the traditions of the Church.  The course is also open to those present Catholics desiring to learn more about their faith.  Weekly classes, lasting approximately two hours (7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.), are conducted from September through April on Thursday evenings.  Class preparation includes 1-1½ hours of study. Additional team members are welcome and encouraged to contact the coordinator.  If you enjoy teaching and feel God may be calling you to spread His Word, please contact the RCIA Coordinator:

Contact:   Craig Redding 

Phone --   Cell-717-659-1924


2nd Timothy 1:8 Ministry

This ministry uses the Bible, sacred tradition, the Catechism, and church history to enrich the lives of God’s people. Adult education classes consist of 10 evenings over 3 months (Sept., Nov., Jan.), usually Tuesday nights from 7:00 – 8:30. The topics are designed to restore or reinforce your faith in the Catholic Church and cover some of the challenging and misunderstood teachings of our faith. These classes are open to Catholics and non- Catholics. Additionally, we support a variety of outreach programs including evangelization and visitation. Contact: Joe Pultro,, (717)524-5300

Adult Bible Study

The Adult Bible Study focuses on reading the Bible as a personal experience. The mission is to engage adults in reading the Bible and applying it to their lives. There are three 6 week sessions per year (fall which ends before Thanksgiving, winter, and spring which starts after Easter). Each session has options as to the day and time of the meetings. Contact: Bob and Chris Ullmann,, (717)634-2059

Mentoring Couples

This ministry involves trained married couples who sponsor engaged couples preparing for Catholic marriage.  Each trained Sponsor Couple hosts, in their own home, a series of 4 or 5 meetings with an engaged couple. The couples discuss many topics including communication, intimacy, children, extended family relationships, finances, and spirituality.  The conversations with the engaged couple are confidential.  If you are a Catholic married couple who would like to share your experience with couples preparing for marriage, please call for additional information.
Contact: Jeff and Christine Noel,, (717)515-2878

Walking with Purpose

Walking with Purpose is a Catholic Bible study program for adult women irrespective of faith background, age, or marital status. Its goal is to help all women to know Jesus Christ personally by making Scripture and the teachings of the Catholic Church relevant and applicable. The program incorporates at-home Scripture study with weekly small group discussions. Three to four sessions, covering different topics, occur yearly and last 4 to 8 weeks each. Contact: MaryBeth Hockenberry,, (717)261-7644