OLMC Small Church Communities
WHAT IS A SMALL CHURCH COMMUNITY? (SCC)
A Small Church Community is a small group of 8-12 adults (some with whole families) who gather regularly to connect their faith with everyday life and to reflect on the upcoming Sunday Liturgy of the Word. Children's activities and supervision may be pre-arranged. The sharing of faith leads to action on behalf of others. The richness of diversity reflected when we gather for parish-wide Liturgy (in the Mass) is mirrored in the makeup of SCC.
WHY DO SMALL COMMUNITIES EXIST?
For FELLOWSHIP with other parishioners as well as for MUTUAL SUPPORT during one's life journey. To develop and foster a meaningful and impactful spirit of HOSPITALITY in our homes and in community.
For LEARNING AND FAITH SHARING the connections between Scripture and Church teaching and discernment of Gospel responses appropriate to concrete situations in life. And to GROW in grace and virtue.
For PRAYER AND ACTION recognizing the centrality of God's active presence in each member's life and the life of the family, in the workplace and in the neighborhood.
WHO LEADS A SMALL CHURCH COMMUNITY?
A member of the group facilitates the gathering and distributes the parish-provided materials at each meeting. Members take turns hosting the meetings at their home twice monthly on a day or evening of their choice.