Adult Faith Formation

"We, as the Catholic bishops of the United States, call the Church in our country to a renewed commitment to adult faith formation, positioning it at the heart of our catechetical vision and practice. We pledge to support adult faith formation without weakening our commitment to our other essential educational ministries. " (Hearts Were Burning Within Us, no. 6)

"Let us…help the adults in our communities be touched and transformed by the life-giving message of Jesus, to explore its meaning, experience its power, and live in its light as faithful adult disciples today."  (OHWB, no. 183)
Our Parish has been committed to the spiritual formation of our adult Catholic parishioners for over 18 years.  Unless specific contact information is otherwise provided, for more information on the following programs contact our Adult Faith Formation Coordinator at, or 301-262-2141 x12.

Adult Education is an important part of our ongoing development in a rapidly changing world. Our adult lives depend upon being informed and motivated Catholics. The parish bulletin carries the details of Adult Education opportunities as they occur during the year.

The Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA) is a process for those who are interested in learning more about the Catholic Faith, or
in becoming Catholic. We welcome anyone who wishes to join us. We are also always interested in parishioners who would like to be sponsors, Catechists or offer hospitality to this group. For more information, reference our RCIA webpage

Homecoming is a program for anyone who has recently returned to the Church or who is thinking about returning. Homecoming meets every week in the fall for 11 weeks.  Each week we address a different topic based on the expressed need of the participants. If you are interested please contact us at or 301-262-2141 x12. 

Sacrament of Confirmation for Adult Catholics - Cardinal Donald Wuerl will administer the Sacrament of Confirmation at the Cathedral of Saint Matthew the Apostle, 1725 Rhode Island Avenue, NW, Washington, DC. next spring, usually around Pentecost.  This celebration is for adult Catholics who have received First Eucharist but have not yet received the Sacrament of Confirmation.  Any interested parishioner is asked to register by contacting our Adult Faith Formation coordinator, Marguerite Dobrosielski, at (301) 262-2141 ext 12 or by email at  All registration material must be completed and to the archdiocese shortly after Easter.

Bible Study is a program for small groups of parishioners who meet in homes to study a particular book of the Bible and discuss its impact on their lives. We are using the Little Rock Scripture Series for our text.   For further information on the Bible Study program, contact Marguerite Dobrosielski at or call 301-262-2141 x12.
Moments for Moms is a book discussion group for mothers.  Mothers bring their children, mingle with other mothers, learn more about their faith, and share ideas of how best to integrate faith into family life. The Moments for Moms group will meet on the second and fourth Tuesday mornings from 9:45 a.m  to 11:00 am at the home of a SPX parishioner in Bowie.   You can join the group at any time.  If you have any questions, please contact the SPX Parish Adult Faith Formation Coordinator (Mrs. Marguerite Dobrosielski) at or 301-262-2141 x12, or group leader Trish Reimer at 301-464-1520 or  

Married Couples Night is held in the Parish Hall on a Saturday night in February.  All married couples of St. Pius are welcome to attend this free event. Please bring your wedding photos to share. 

Spiritual Book Group meets from October to June in the rectory meeting room on the first Monday of the month at 7:00 p.m. PLEASE NOTE THAT WE MOVED UP THE TIME OF OUR MEETING BY A HALF HOUR. On April 6, 2015 we will continue discussing Jesus- A Pilgrimage by James Martin, SJ.  Be prepared to discuss chapters 19 and 20 of the book at that meeting.

Men's Group focuses on the Sunday Readings and topics as they relate to men of all ages, single, married. The meetings are held on the second and fourth Tuesdays from 7:40-8:40 pm in the convent meeting room. 
For more information, contact Fr. Dan Carson, associate-pastor@spxchurchbowie.org301-262-2141 x13.

Parish Library located next to the church has a small collection of audio and videos tapes and a collection of theological and spiritual reading for circulation. 

Sodality is a faith-centered group committed to apostolic service within and beyond the parish community with the Blessed Virgin Mary as inspiration. For more information contact the office at 301-262-2141 x10.

Office hours of the Coordinator of Adult Faith Formation:
Wednesdays and Thursdays 9:30 to 4:30 and by appointment
Telephone: 301-262-2141 x 12

This page was updated March 3, 2015.