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Small groups can be great opportunities to grow in our love of God and neighbor. Both Sacred Scripture and Sacred Tradition help guide us on our journey—lighting our path with God’s Word of Truth and Love.
Some parishes in the Archdiocese of Indianapolis offer faith sharing groups called "Small Church Communities." A Small Church Community (SCC) is a small group of adults, and at times children, who gather to reflect on their lives in the light of the Gospel and to share their Catholic faith through prayer, friendship, learning and service.
Call your parish to see if small church communities exist already. For more information and/or help starting small church communities in your parish, contact
Some Archdiocese of Indianapolis Parishes That Feature Small Church Communities
Some resources to consider:
If you would like suggestions regarding other good resources to use in faith-sharing groups or adult faith formation in general, please contact:
Associate Director for Evangelization and Family Catechesis
1400 N. Meridian Street,
P.O. Box 1410
Indianapolis, IN 46206-1410
Toll Free: 800-302-9836, ext. 1432
We invite men and women who are seeking a difference in their lives, for a weekend of renewal.
We will enjoy each other’s fellowship, explore the Gospel and how it impacts our lives, and pray for grace.
With renewed grace, we hope to impact our families and communities in a meaningful way. This is how Christ renews his parish.
There are two sessions, one for men and the other for women. The two weekends are not mixed sessions and allow for a husband and wife to attend on the different weekends and still attend to family needs. Most participants are aged 25 and above.
The retreat format involves short talks given by the Christ Renews His Parish team. Some examples of the talks that will be given are the Father's Loving Care, Scripture, Spirituality, and Christian Awareness. You will be in small groups to reflect upon those talks and how they may be relevant to your life and your spiritual growth.
Space is limited so early registration is advised.
For more information, contact