Small Groups

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What Does A Small Group Look Like?
Simply put, it’s a small group of people – anywhere from 4 to 14, who commit to meeting on an on-going basis either weekly or bi-weekly for 60-90 minutes to learn, pray, share and grow together in Christ. Groups usually meet at someone’s home or in some cases, here at the parish. A typical meeting starts in prayer followed a 20-30 minute video after which there is discussion using a series of pre-set questions relating to the video. Group members can share their thoughts and engage in open, honest discussion.

Why Join A Small Group?
Life was not meant to be lived alone! A Small Group gives you an extended family that encourages, supports and grows in faith with you. It’s a place where you can search and ask questions about life and God. Our hope is to have everyone at Holy Family meeting in Small Groups; learning, praying, sharing and growing together in Christ.
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Why YOU need a small group…
Life is busy and you’re probably thinking “I just don’t have time, how an I possibly commit to anything else? I’m already overloaded and overwhelmed as it is!” Well, guess what? That is probably the best reason to be in a small group!

Why? Because we all need a place to belong and work through the issues of life. Because we all need to set aside time to get away from the distractions and stresses of life. Because we all need to work at deepening our relationship with God and engaging in relationships that ultimately will help us become more like Christ. Let’s face it, life is hard, but it’s even harder if you try to do it alone.

If you’re doing life alone, we challenge you to join a small group today and see how it can change you! What if weeks in a small group can change the rest of the year for you and your loved ones?


How Do I Join A Small Group?
We have a diverse range of small groups, meeting at various times of the week, each one focussing on different aspects of our faith! Click on Join a Small Group below, fill in the registration form and we'll connect you to a group that best suits your preferences.

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Managing your Small Group

In this section, you will find all the available programs with video links to previews as well as the materials needed to administer your Small Group.

All Small Group Facilitators/Leaders are asked to register their Small Group with Holy Family. To do this, please click on the Small Group Registration Link below.

To Register your Small Group

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We have put together a list of recommended Small Group Programs designed to be used in a group setting. Most include a video for each session available either on FORMED or in some cases on DVD (which would be provided by the parish). All programs include a leader and or participant guide that include relevant questions for each session to facilitate your group discussions. You must have a FORMED account to use the majority of the programs and this has been provided free of charge. It is a free gift to you from the parish. Please be logged into your FORMED account to view the following videos. If you do not have your account yet, please click on the FORMED link to register and create your personal account.

Are you on FORMED? Sign up for your free account before clicking on these videos!

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Anima

ANIMA - Only 3 Sessions. A good Small Group Starter Program. “What is the purpose for my life"? “Who is the Person of Jesus, who emptied Himself to become human”? “How are we called to be the ‘Light of the World’”? Explore these questions and more in this 3 part miniseries.

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The Wild Goose

THE WILD GOOSE- This is a 14 session series that will help you experience a deeper relationship with the Person of the Holy Spirit, and as you come to experience God’s presence and power this very same Spirit will transform you and bring you freedom.

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Divine Mercy

DIVINE MERCY - This 10 session series explores the history of God’s love and mercy through the transformative message of St. Faustina, the miraculous appearance of Mary at Fatima, the witness of Maximilian Kolbe, and the world changing papacy of Pope John Paul II

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Presence

PRESENCE - THE MYSTERY OF THE Eucharist. This 4 session series explores the truth and beauty of Christ’s real presence in the Eucharist, from its origins in Sacred Scripture, to its profound role in the life of the Church and members. It is the crescendo of the entire story of salvation.

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Symbolon Knowing the Faith

THE CATHOLIC FAITH EXPLAINED - Part 1. Knowing the Faith: 10 session series explains the essentials of the Catholic Faith in a way that will inform your minds and inspire your hearts.

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Symbolon - Living the Faith

THE CATHOLIC FAITH EXPLAINED. Part 2. Living the Faith: 10 session series explores how Jesus gave us the Sacraments, the Mass, and the rich treasures of Church teaching.

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Lectio - Prayer

LECTIO SERIES – PRAYER: Finding Intimacy with God. Using the discipline of Lectio Divina, this series will show you how to make prayer an effective effort of love and intimacy.

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Opening the Word

OPENING THE WORD: Reflection on the Sunday Readings. An on-going series offering prayer and a short insight for the Sunday Readings. The fifty-two videos are designed to facilitate thought and discussion for personal faith formation.

The following programs are available on DVD for your Small Group to borrow and includes a Facilitators Guidebook:

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TWELVE WOMEN OF THE BIBLE and TWELVE MORE WOMEN OF THE BIBLE. These are two separate 12 Session Series. Each series looks at the spiritual lessons learned from twelve biblical women and what they mean for your life today. Lessons from each of these women will help you learn how to apply biblical lessons to your own modern-day struggles and draw near to God in a world filled with trials.

MOMIPOTENT: This 8 session series will validates the importance of motherhood and will help you recognize your uniquely feminine strengths and see how you can use those strengths to find peace, balance, and joy in being the woman God created and called you to be


The following Book Club is being offered. Books are available to borrow for each member of your group.

RESISTING HAPPINESS. **This is a Group Book Study** This 6 Session Book Club Study uses the Book ‘Resisting Happiness’. You will explore how faith in God, an active prayer life, service to others, and a relationship with Jesus are the ways to vanquish this ‘Resistance’ that stands between us and happiness


 

Have Questions or Need Assistance?

Should you have any questions or if you are in need of assistance, please do not hesitate to send a message to holyfamily.sue@gmail.com or contact the parish at holy.family@rogers.com.