Small Groups

Looking for a deeper and more meaningful experience of community?

Why Join A Small Group?

  1. Small Groups connect people within a parish so they are truly known and supported in living healthy and faith-filled lives.  

  2. Small Groups provide people with the opportunity to deepen their understanding of the Catholic faith and therefore find evermore meaning and value in it.  

  3. Small Groups help to create an enjoyable experience of church because of the social gatherings and the focus put on getting to know each other.  

What Does A Small Group Look And Feel Like?

A Small Group is 6-10 people from a parish. Every group has a trained facilitator as a member of their group who leads gatherings and connects them to the wider parish. Small groups entail two components:

  1. Study Sessions- Group members are encouraged to go through a six week study series every fall and/or winter. Groups typically meet every-other week.  

  2. Social Gatherings- Group members are encouraged to participate in a social gathering before and after each six week study series. The purpose of these social gatherings is to simply provide an opportunity for members to share some food and get to know each other better.

Format For Study Sessions (75 minutes)

I. Check-in (20 minutes)

A time for members to get to know each other and share what’s going on in their lives. 

II. Religious Education/Formation (45 min.)

The parish provides a study guide that has reflections and questions for the group members to read and discuss together.    

III. Prayer (10 min.)

Members are given the opportunity to share who and/or what they would like the other members of the group to be praying for. 

Interested?

There will be new groups (men's, women's, and mixed) starting this February each with a trained facilitator.

 

Contact JoAnn Vruwink at vruwink@newmanec.com if interested in joining a group and/or if you would like more information.