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Small Faith Communities

 Basic Ecclesial Communities
From the Archdiocese of Adelaide, a commitment to small Christian communities as a central part of the strategy of leadership formation, in which parishioners are able to reflect on their lives in the light of the gospel and support each other in taking action on the issues confronting them in their lives.

 Fired by the Spirit
Small communities are not only an integral part of the communion which is the Church. They are also an important spur to renewing the mission of the Church.  In 2003, The Cardinal Archbishop of Westminster wrote a series of articles in The Tablet where he stated his conviction that small faith communities hold the key to parish renewal. This article is worth a re-read.

 General Information regarding Small Faith Groups
Small Communities Bear Big Gifts
by Arthur Jones, National Catholic Reporter.
Emerging As Communities Of Faith
by Tom Ehrich - Religion News Service.
Diocese of Erie, Pennsylvania
Buena Vista
Spreading the good news of Jesus Christ by helping to support Small Church Communities through affirmation, communication and education.
Small Church Communities
The Small Group Network

 Getting deeper, Getting smaller
Fron NCRonline: Small Christian communities revitalize faith, strengthen parishes, participants say.  As many as 45,000 to 50,000 small Christian communities may exist in the United States today, and there are surely at least 37,000, according to “Small Christian Communities in the U.S. Catholic Church,” a study funded by the Lilly Endowment and conducted in the late 1990s. By Emilie Lemmons.

 Intentional communities find a way
William D'Antonio is a principle organizer of the third gathering of Intentional Eucharistic Communities set to meet in Chevy Chase, MD., May 15-17. NCR editor Tom Fox talked with D'Antonio about Intentional Eucharistic Communities and about the weekend gathering and its goals.

 Life After Sunday
Life After Sunday produces resources for small group gatherings.  They provide themed single issues, comprehensive Leader's Materials and tips for organizing group discussion, Notes and Discussion questions and Scripture/Catechism resources.

 North American Forum for Small Christian Communities
NAFSCC is a membership organization for diocesan personnel representatives of Catholic dioceses of the United States and Canada committed to the vision of Small Christian Community (SCC)as a style of parish life.

 Parishes with Small Faith Groups
St. Edward Church, Dana Point, California
Corpus Christi,Bismarck, North Dakota
St. Joseph, Kennewick, Washington
Cathedral of Christ the King, Atlanta, Georgia
St. John the Baptist, Edmond Oklahoma
St. Rose of Lima, Gaithersburg, Maryland
Our Lady of Lourdes, Columbia, Missouri

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