Earlier this month, my parish, Christ the King, began hosting six small faith groups with 90 total participants gathering weekly for four weeks to reflect on Scripture passages related to the Year of Mercy.
- Two of the groups are being led by our Associate Pastor, Fr. Matt Litak, while the other four are being led by parishioners, including me.
- Two of the groups are meeting in the rectory, three are meeting in homes, and one—my group—is meeting in the private room in a local pub (ala Theology on Tap!), just a mile from the parish.
- Groups are meeting on Sunday afternoons, Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday evenings, and Wednesday and Friday mornings.
- We are using materials for the Year of Mercy that I made available here last month.
We are particularly proud of this level of participation since, on any given weekend, our Mass attendance hovers around 500, which means that we have nearly 20% of weekly Mass attendees participating in small faith groups! Here is a post from a couple of years ago on what’s involved in hosting small faith groups.
(Above is a picture of my group meeting during the first week.)