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For additional information on the Small Christian Community Committee,
please contact Rene Egan @ 424-1313
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"One way of renewing parishes, especially urgent for parishes in large cities (or towns), might be to consider the parish as a community of communities and movements. It seems timely therefore to form ecclesial communities and groups of a size that allows for true human relationships... In such a human context, it will be easier to gather to hear the word of God, to reflect on the range of human problems in the light of this word, and gradually to make responsible decisions inspired by the all-embracing love of Christ."
Pope John Paul II
What are Small Christian Communities?
Small Christian Communities (SCC) are faith sharing groups of 6-12 adults within the parish. The group meets regularly to read, to pray, to reflect and to share with each other how the Sunday Scriptures have meaning in their daily lives.
What is the time commitment?
Meetings last for about an hour and a half at a time and place of the group's choice. Groups can meet weekly, biweekly or monthly, although weekly is best because the Sunday Scripture is discussed.
Do I need to be a Scripture scholar?
No. Discussion is based on our experiences in everyday life. Helpful booklets with a guide to the scripture readings are available.
Why belong to a Small Christian Community?
A SCC is an opportunity to slow down, to gather with those who know you and are glad you are part of the group. It is an opportunity to share our stories as to how the Sunday Scriptures have meaning in our daily lives. The faith sharing group is a place where we can ask and can notice how God is acting in our hectic life when we are not paying much attention to God's presence. As people listen to their own story and to the stories of others, it helps each one to make connections between everyday life and faith. With faith sharing within the group, a person's life and faith does make a difference to self and to others. Having many groups within a parish strengthens the parish and "making a difference" extends to the larger communities in which we live.
Are Small Christian Communities Bible Study?
Scripture reading is a part of the SCC format, but SCCs are not Bible Study groups. SCC scripture readings correspond to the following Sunday's Mass readings, and are reflected upon by the group, creating an opportunity to enrich the learning from the readings and homily at Mass.
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Experience how our God reveals His Love and Mercy to us in the Sunday Scriptures.