This Office:

  • Promotes, develops, supports and trains small Christian communities and their leadership.
  • Assists parishes and Catholic entities in building communities that regularly engage in connecting life and faith through reflection and relationship building in all activities.

Today’s Readings
Commentaries and Readings for Liturgical Years A, B, C (Fr. Eamon Tobin) – In English, Spanish and Vietnamese.

Free Small Community Leader Training Webinar (RENEW International) using the resource Sowing Seeds.

Diocese of St. Petersburg Resources
Diocesan SCC Brochure – English
Diocesan SCC Brochure – Español
SCC Commitment
Compromiso de los Miembros de las Pequeñas Comunidades
Prayer, Reflection and Faith Sharing at All Parish Meetings

Evangelium Vitae / The Gospel of Life
The  Gospel of Life Compendium
English – Spanish (coming soon) (USCCB)
The Gospel of Life Study Guide
EnglishSpanish (USCCB)

Amoris Laetitia
The Joy of Love –  A Group Reading Guide to Pope Francis’ Amoris Laetitia
(Twenty-Third Publications)

Laudato Si’
Creation at the Crossroads (RENEW International)

Evangelii Gaudium / The Joy of the Gospel
The Joy of the Gospel – Group Reading Guide to Pope Francis’ Evangelii Gaudium (Twenty Third Publications)
The Art of Accompaniment – Four Essential Conversations on Becoming the Kind of Parish the Church Needs Today (Twenty-Third Publications)
Be My Witness / Sean mis testigos (RENEW International)
Creating a Culture of Encounter / Creando una Cultura de Encuentro (bilingual) (USCCB)
The Journey / El Camino (Paulist Evangelization Ministries)
Missionary Discipleship (Threshold Bible Study/Twenty-Third Publications)

Fratelli Tutti / On Fraternity and Social Friendship
Fratelli Tutti Study Guide –
EnglishSpanish (USCCB)
On Fraternity and Social Friendship Group Reading Guide to Pope Francis’  Fratelli Tutti (The Pastoral Center)

Lent and Lectionary-based year round – Suggested Resources
Disciples On The Journey / Discipulos en la Jornada (Sisters of the Incarnate Word)
Disciples On The Journey – Family and Teen download in Spanish and English (Sisters of the Incarnate Word)
Exploring the Sunday Readings
Lent 2021:  5 Weeks with God’s Word
download (eCatechist)
Lenten Longings Year B / Reflexiones en Cuaresma AÑO B (RENEW International)
Live Lent! – Cycle A, B, C (RENEW International)
PrayerTime / Oremos (RENEW International) (Entire Liturgical Year in one book for Years A, B, and C)
Sunday by Sunday (Good Ground Press)
Various Lenten SCC Resources (The Pastoral Center for Christian Holiness)

Year of Mercy – Suggested Resources/Websites for SCCs and Faith Sharing Groups
The Pastoral Center for Christian Holiness
     Be Merciful: Reflections on the Spiritual & Corporal Works of Mercy (booklet)
     Having Mercy: 6 Small Group Sessions on Mercy (eResource)
Divine Mercy (Threshold Bible Study)

Other Websites/Resources for SCCs
Small Christian Communities Global Collaborative Website
RENEW International
     Why Catholic? / ¿Por qué ser católico?
     PrayerTime/Oremos
North American Forum for Small Christian Communities (NAFSCC) – A Small Christian Community membership organization for parishes, dioceses and organizations
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