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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