Our Lady of Perpetual Help community and beyond are individuals coming together a few times each regularly to share and grow their faith through the inspiring words of Scripture. Gathering in a comfortable setting (usually the homes of the members), a facilitator guides the group. The upcoming Sunday Scriptures are read. Each person reflects on the message and is encouraged to share how a word, a phrase, or idea speaks to them in a personal way. As members connect their own life and faith stories to the Scripture, they truly discover God more richly present in their lives. Small Church Community members gather together to share and listen, support and encourage, find peace and prayer in the spirit of Christ’s teachings. They grow to know, honor and celebrate one another. They offer service to one another, the Small Church Community (SCC) is a group of 3 or more,
Participating in a personal and supportive environment with a sense of belonging
Having the opportunity to be listened to in a confidential, trusting and non-judgmental atmosphere
Sharing your life and Faith experiences with others
Deepening your own Faith
Meeting and building relationships with people from Our Lady of Perpetual Help
Having your abilities and talents encouraged and appreciated
Feeling supported during times of challenge and joy
Are there different Small Church Communities to join? Yes! OLPH currently has several different groups that may fit your needs – each meeting on various days and at different times.
How can I join an existing Small Church Community? Feel free to call the Parish Office. We’re waiting for your call.
May I form a new Small Church Community? Absolutely! We would like to encourage parishioners to start new communities that fit their needs. If you are interested in starting any of the following SCC’s, please contact the coordinator of Adult Formation. You will be given the help and reference materials you will need to make your SCC a wonderful experience.
Communities of families (with their children)
What are the gifts one enjoys within a Small Church Community?