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WHAT IS A FAITH SHARING GROUP?

Small Faith Sharing GroupsA faith sharing group is a small group of adults (usually 6 – 12) who meet regularly (weekly, biweekly, monthly) to reflect on Scripture, share life, and pray. Some groups also meet during the Lenten season or to discuss a book or topic.

WHY SHOULD I JOIN A SMALL GROUP?

Joining a faith sharing group is a great opportunity to share your faith more deeply and to connect with your fellow parishioners. In a small group setting, you can feel free to ask questions, explore the faith and grow closer to God and your group members. In a small group you will find encouragement, care and a deeper sense of community.

HOW ARE GROUPS FORMED?

Parishioners often seek out other individuals on their own and start groups together. The Adult Faith Formation and Parish Life Committees will assist those interested in forming faith sharing groups and will also provide possible materials for the group to use.

HOW DO I GET MORE INFO?

Call the Parish Office for more information about Faith Sharing Groups:

Phone: 563-588-1433

GROUP RESOURCES

Formation for All

Connect an HDMI cord from your laptop to your TV and follow this link.

Formation for All is a program to explore issues related to Respect Life and Social Justice. Each session has opening prayer, scripture, Catechizes video, questions, witness video, action statement, closing prayer.

2020 Topics

Advent: Building Peace and Just War Theory

Feast of the Holy Innocents: Abortion and Adoption

World Day of the Sick: Adult and Embryonic Stem Cell Research

Lent: End of Life, Hospice Care, Assisted Suicide, Euthanasia

Religious Freedom Week

Summer NFP Awareness Week: In Vitro Fertilization and NFP Awareness

August – Feasts of Edith Stein and Maximilian Kolbe: Ending Genocide/Racial and Religious Violence

September: Death Penalty and Restorative Justice

Last Sunday in September: World Day of Migrants and Refugees

October: Respect Life and Social Justice Month

33rd Sunday in Ordinary Time: World Day of the Poor

Daily Readings

The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops posts each day’s readings here.
www.usccb.org/bible/readings/

The Witness

The Witness is a great source for discussion material. Consider reading articles by Fr. Ronald Rolheiser or Sunday Scripture commentary by Fr. Bob Beck to help in your discussion.
https://www.thewitnessonline.org/

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