Adult Spiritual Growth

Ongoing faith formation through prayer, study, action

Living out our Baptismal promise, through prayer, study and action


Holy Cross encourages ongoing spiritual growth for adult members of the parish and others in the community interested in learning about Catholic Christian spirituality. Check back regularly to see new opportunities. 


  • Centering Prayer | Tuesdays, 6:30 PM
  • Eucharistic Adoration | Wednesdays, 8:30 AM - 10:30 AM 
  • Triangle-area Young Adult Scripture Reading & Sharing | Wednesdays, 7 PM 
  • Rosary Prayer Group | Wednesdays, 10:30 AM (Library)
  • Parents’ Prayer Group (parents with youth in Holy Cross’s faith formation program)
  • Stations of the Cross and Benediction | 7 PM Fridays during Lent (adults and children)
  • Parish Revival | Check our home page and Featured Events Calendar for announcements about upcoming revivals and other special programs. 


  • Triangle-area Young Adult Scripture Reading & Discussion: Every Wednesday, starting at 7 p.m. Read and discuss the upcoming Sunday Scriptures, led by Jason Martin, Holy Cross parishioner. Read Jason Martin's story.


LENT 2019:

  • Soup and Scripture: 6:30-8:00 p.m. every Wednesday evening during Lent, starting March 6. Bring a can of vegetables, beans, tomatoes for the community pot of soup that will simmer as we read and discuss the upcoming Sunday readings, and enjoy a simple soup supper and fellowship afterwards. Those in the Young Adult Scripture Sharing group are welcome to participate in the soup supper and fellowship.
  • Personal prayer and reflection booklets were made available to the parish for personal use
  • Weekly reflections posted to the parish's Facebook and Twitter accouints


  • Resources were provided online for focused prayer and discussion among members of households
  • Advent wreath materials and information is made available for purchase, for household use (beginning December 2018)


Peace, Justice and Human Concerns Commission: Explore opportunities to learn and serve through programs advanced by this ministry. Details here



The parish’s Spirituality Committee periodically arrangements opportunities for all adults in the parish to grow in understanding and spiritual maturity through reading and discussion of faith-based books. Watch our Special Events calendar for upcoming books. 

Following are previoius books we have read and discussed:

  • "Tatoos on the Heart", by Fr. Greg Boyle
  • “The Interior Castle”, by St. Teresa of Avila
  • “Simplicity”, by Fr. Richard Rohr

Previous studies have included: 

  • “True Reformers: Saints of the Catholic Refodrmation,” a video series by Lighthouse Catholic Media
  • “Catholicism,” a video series by Fr. Barron
  • “A Quick Journey through the Bible,” a video and text series by Jeff Gavins, Tim Gray and Sarah Christmyer

Send suggestions to Deacon Phil Rzewnicki, facilitator of adult faith formation programs, in coordination with Jeantta Hopkins, Holy Cross director of faith formation.




Some approach spirituality as the wholehearted living of Christian faith, creed, moral code, and worship. Others consider it to be humanity’s innate reaching for self-transcendence and for ultimate meaning. Some insist that it must include a God-centered struggle for justice. But for almost everyone, spirituality implies a direct relationship with God. (Source: U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, paper on an ecological spirituaity.)

Our mission is to enable all youth and adults in our parish community to understand and live a rich faith live rooted in Catholic traditions and practices.

For adults exploring Catholicism or a return to the Catholic faith: 


Adults interested in becoming Catholic or returing to the Catholic Church are welcome to join us for our informal adult spirituality growth opportunities, and also to participate in our sacramental preparation programs: RCIA (Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults) and Landings (for those returning to active membership in the Catholic Church). 


All young adults in the Triangle area are welcome to participating in these Wednesday evenings, to read and reflect upon the upcoming Sunday's Scripture readings, led by Jason Martin, Holy Cross young adult parishioner. 

For our youth:

View a complete overview of our youth programs in the Faith Formation section of our website. 

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