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.

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 / Missionary Discipleship
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)
Sent to Serve (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)

Advent Awakenings: Year A, Year B, Year C / Reflexiones en Adviento: Año A, Año B, Año C (RENEW International)
Advent: The Lord is Near: Year B (RENEW International)
Waiting with Joy: Advent Year A, Year B, Year C (RENEW International)

Around the Lenten Circle (The Pastoral Center – eResource)
Journey Through Lent (The Pastoral Center – eResource)
Open Our HeartsYear A, Year B, Year C / Cuaresma:  Abramos Nuestros CorazonesAño A, Año B (RENEW International)
Lenten Longings Year A, Year B, Year C / Reflexiones en Cuaresma Año A, Año B, Año C (RENEW International)
Live Lent! – Cycle A, B, C (RENEW International, English only)
Various Lenten SCC Resources (The Pastoral Center)

Lectionary-based year round
Breaking Open the Word 2024 (The Pastoral Center – eResource)
Commentaries and Readings for Liturgical Years A, B, C (Fr. Eamon Tobin) – In English, Spanish and Vietnamese.
Exploring the Sunday Readings
PrayerTime / Oremos (RENEW International) (Entire Liturgical Year in one book for Years A, B, and C)
Sunday by Sunday Online (Good Ground Press)

Eucharistic Revival
Living the Eucharist (Paulist Evangelization Ministries)

Growing in Faith
Faith Series (Paulist Evangelization Ministries)
Why Catholic? / ¿Por qué ser católico? (RENEW International)

Other Websites/Resources for SCCs
RENEW International

Paulist Evangelization Ministries

North American Forum for Small Christian Communities (NAFSCC) – A Small Christian Community membership organization for parishes, dioceses and organizations. Like NAFSCC on Facebook and join in the conversation.

Small Christian Communities (SCCs) Global Collaborative Website

Small Christian Communities Facebook Page

Retreats (In-person and online)/Spiritual Direction Opportunities for individuals and groups
Retreat, Reflect, Renew – A retreat ministry dedicated to creating sacred community for women and men to find support and inspiration to live a more Christ-centered life. We want to help satisfy this yearning in accessible ways.

The Franciscan Center (Tampa) – In the spirit of St. Francis of Assisi, we continue to host anyone who seeks spiritual growth through a deeper relationship with God in a place of peace, community, healing, and joy.