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Adult Faith Formation

Small faith communities are relational groups that gather regularly to pray, learn, support each other and share faith.

These communities provide safe places where people can be open and honest in a more intimate extension of church.

Join a small faith community to connect and belong in this special parish!

Small Faith Communities

 What are the benefits?

Here are just a few:

  • feeling like you belong to the parish

  • having the opportunity to be listened to in a trusting and non-judgmental atmosphere

  • making the connection between what we believe—what we celebrate at Mass—and your own life

  • having your abilities and talents encouraged and appreciated

  • feeling supported during trying times and sharing joys during the happy times

  • deepening your faith and your relationship with Jesus Christ

  • finding ways to serve the parish and the wider community as an individual and as a group


What is the importance of joining a Small Faith Community today?

Parishes are meant to foster an experience of love and an experience of faith.  In a spread out parish like The Shrine, that can be a challenge.  Among so many, it is easy to feel isolated and alone.  Gathering in Small Faith Communities allows the church to become smaller and more intimate. These communities offer what everyone desires:  the experience of being known and being loved.  Small Faith Communities also offer an experience of faith.  We all have faith, but most of us need help from others to learn to trust the faith within us and learn to recognize and describe our experience of faith.  The more our experiences of faith and love are shared—and this can only happen in a small group—the more we notice God and God's call to be church for one another.  Community enable us to be who we are.


Come As You Are is our Small Faith Community name and motto.

All are welcome, it doesn't matter where you are in your faith journey.

Each community will start off with a 10 to 12 week series - Come As You Are. Its a time to get to know each other, share and have fun together. After your community finishes the Come As You Are series you can continue weekly / bi-weekly or monthly with another series Faith In Action or something else that your community chooses. 

For Questions please contact

Small Faith Communities form September and January

Adult Formation Workshops
Adult Formation Workshops
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