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Faith Circles

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The idea of Faith Circles has been growing for some time, largely due to the positive feedback we receive for our Lenten and Advent programs. Many people desire to keep their group going throughout the year, noting the benefits of journeying in faith with people they have come to know, love and trust. 

All the evidence shows that living and growing in our faith is best done as part of a small group. It is for this reason that we are introducing Faith Circles – a free weekly small group resource based on the Sunday Gospel Readings and Pope Francis’ Catechesis.

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What is Faith Circles all about?

We usually attend church in rows, often with limited interaction with our sisters and brothers in Christ. As the name suggests, Faith Circles aims to turn these rows into circles, bringing about:

  • A sense of belonging and sharing of life through the lens of faith
  • A growing knowledge of faith
  • Group and personal prayerfulness and encounter with the risen Lord
  • Growing confidence to share faith with others, to evangelise
  • A place to invite people who are not attending church but who want to grow in faith

Three's a crowd

We’ve all heard the saying three’s a crowd. When Catholics come together in faith there is always an additional presence, as the Lord is true to his promise that, “For where two or three meet in my name, I shall be there with them” (Matthew 18:20). For this reason we are encouraging people to form Faith Circles in their church community.

How to start and run Faith Circles

We have recently published a great resource giving tips on how to start and run a Faith Circles small group in your community setting. Click here to download the resource.

What is the Faith Circles resource?

Faith Circles will be a double-sided A4 sheet, based on Pope Francis’ Weekly Catechesis, with reflection questions and prayer points. It will be available to download via email subscription (see above to subscribe) or here. Faith Circles is free, no strings attached, we just want Catholics to be nurtured by doing life and faith in groups, not on your own! You can print as many copies as you like.

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Introduction to Faith Cirlces

Introduction to Faith Circles


December 2017

1st Sunday of Advent (Yr B) - Stay Awake
2nd Sunday of Advent (Yr B) - Preparation through
3rd Sunday of Advent (Yr B) - Filled with Joy
4th Sunday of Advent (Yr B) - Our Response to Jesus
Feast of the Holy Family (Yr B) - Jesus, Heart of the Family


November 2017

31st Sunday in Ordinary Time (Yr A) - Integrity in Word & Action
32nd Sunday in Ordinary Time (Yr A) - Being Prepared
33rd Sunday in Ordinary Time (Yr A) - Sharing our Gifts
Christ the King (Yr A) - Judged on Love & Service


October 2017

26th Sunday in Ordinary Time (Yr A) - Parable of the two sons
27th Sunday in Ordinary Time (Yr A) - Parable of the wicked
28th Sunday in Ordinary Time (Yr A) - Parable of the wedding feast
29th Sunday in Ordinary Time (Yr A) - On tribute to Caesar
30th Sunday in Ordinary Time (Yr A) - The greatest
commandment of all


September 2017

22nd Sunday in Ordinary Time (Yr A) - First prophecy of the Passion
23rd Sunday in Ordinary Time (Yr A) - Brotherly correction
24th Sunday in Ordinary Time (Yr A) - Forgiveness of injuries
25th Sunday in Ordinary Time (Yr A) - The vineyard labourers


August 2017

Transfiguration of the Lord (Yr A) - Glory through Suffering
19th Sunday in Ordinary Time (Yr A) - Keeping our Eye on Jesus
20th Sunday in Ordinary Time (Yr A) - Persistence in Faith
21st Sunday in Ordinary Time (Yr A) - Identity


July 2017

13th Sunday in Ordinary Time (Yr A) - Giving Fully our Whole Self
14th Sunday in Ordinary Time (Yr A) - Come to Jesus
15th Sunday in Ordinary Time (Yr A) - The Soil of our Heart
16th Sunday in Ordinary Time (Yr A) - The Problem of Good & Evil
17th Sunday in Ordinary Time (Yr A) - The Treasure of our Lives


June 2017

Feast of Pentecost (Yr A) - Giving of the Holy Spirit
Feast of the Most Holy Trinity (Yr A) - Our Triune God
Feast of the Most Holy Body & Bloody of Christ (Yr A) - Receiving Jesus
12th Sunday in Ordinary Time (Yr A) - Do not be Afraid


May 2017

4th Sunday of Easter (Yr A) - Good Shepherds
5th Sunday of Easter (Yr A) - Jesus, the Way to the Father
6th Sunday of Easter (Yr A) - Promise of the Holy Spirit
Ascension Sunday (Yr A) - Go Make Disciples


April 2017

5th Sunday of Lent (Yr A) - Freed, Even from Death
Palm Sunday (Yr A) - A Humble King
Easter Sunday (Yr A) - Joy in the Risen Lord
2nd Sunday of Easter (Yr A) - Experiencing the Risen Lord
3rd Sunday of Easter (Yr A) - Seeing the Risen Jesus


March 2017

1st Sunday of Lent (Yr A) - Into Temptation
2nd Sunday of Lent (Yr A) - Being Transformed
3rd Sunday of Lent (Yr A) - Thirsting for the Water of Life
4th Sunday of Lent (Yr A) - Yearning to See


February 2017

5th Sunday Ord Time (Yr A) - A Light for the World
6th Sunday Ord Time (Yr A) - The Virtuous Life
7th Sunday Ord Time (Yr A) - Love Your Enemies
8th Sunday Ord Time (Yr A) - Trust in God


January 2017

2nd Sunday Ord Time (Yr A) - Baptism of the Lord
3rd Sunday Ord Time (Yr A) - Light of Faith
4th Sunday Ord Time (Yr A) - Be-attitudes


Year of Mercy

WEEK 1 - Why have a Jubilee Year of Mercy?
WEEK 2 - The signs of the Jubilee
WEEK 3 - God was a Child
WEEK 4 - The Mercy of God
WEEK 5 - God hears our cry and makes a covenant
WEEK 6 - Mercy and justice
WEEK 7 - The Jubilee in the Bible: Justice and sharing
WEEK 8 - Mercy and power
WEEK 9 - Mercy and Correction
WEEK 10 - Mercy and Service
WEEK 11 - Mercy and Consolation
WEEK 12 - The Easter Triduum During the Jubilee of Mercy
WEEK 13 - Mercy Blots Out Sin at the Root
WEEK 14 - The Gospel of Mercy
WEEK 15 - Mercy and Almsgiving
WEEK 16 - I Desire Mercy, and Not Sacrifice
WEEK 17 - The tears of the sinful woman who is forgiven
WEEK 18 - Go and do likewise
WEEK 19 - Mercy and reconciliation
WEEK 20 - The little lost sheep
WEEK 21 - The Merciful Father
WEEK 22 - Mercy like Piety
WEEK 23 - Poverty and Mercy
WEEK 24 - Prayer as a Source of Mercy
WEEK 25 - Humble Prayer Obtains Mercy
WEEK 26 - The First Sign of Mercy: Cana
WEEK 27 - Mercy is Light
WEEK 28 - Mercy and Conversion
WEEK 29 - Mercy Purifies the Heart
WEEK 30 - Works of Mercy
WEEK 31 - Compassion for a Mother
WEEK 32 - Mercy as the Instrument
of Communion
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