Holy Cross believes that formation is for everyone, and during the program year children and adults meet for formation between the services from 9:15 a.m. until 10:15 a.m. We also offer weekly Bible Study on Wednesdays at 10:30 a.m., and we offer a variety of evening programs throughout the year.
Suggested Reading List
The Opposite of Loneliness, Marina Keegan
Being Mortal, Atul Gawande
Shameless: A Sexual Reformation, Nadia Bolz-Weber
The Gospel According to Joan by Mary E. Wilkins Freeman
Christmas Day in the Morning by Pearl S. Buck
Exiles by Garrison Keillor, found in Listening to God
Papa Panov's Special Christmas by Leo Tolstoy
A Burglar's Christmas by Willa Cather
"Honest to God" lecture
Washington National Cathedral 11/12/2019
Michael Gerson of the Washington Post leads a conversation with Dr. Francis Collins, former director of the Human Genome Project, and Dr. Jennifer Wiseman of the American Academy for the Advancement of Science. Both scientists and Christians, Dr. Collins and Dr. Wiseman share how their faith impacts their work as scientists and public figures and explore the intersection of faith, religion and science.
In the Cathedral’s "Honest to God" series, civic leaders share the ways in which their lives have been shaped by the practices of their faith and the interplay between religion and public leadership. Each event is an evening of conversation that invites public figures to pull back the curtain, revealing to us the faith that undergirds their public action. How have the values, teachings and worship of their faith community shaped their public works? What lessons might they draw for other public figures, or those aspiring to public leadership, about the importance of spirituality or religion? Through intimate conversation and the sharing of stories, participants courageously offer honesty, authenticity and faith at a time when our country is in dire need of such a generous gift.