Small Christian Communities

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’s Reflecting on God’s Word)

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

Diocese of St. Petersburg Resource Lists
By Author
By Publisher
By Title
By Topic
SCCs and Social Justice
Sent Materials for SCCs
SCC Brochure – English
SCC Brochure – Espanol
SCC Commitment
Compromiso de los Miembros de las Pequeñas Comunidades
Prayer, Reflection and Faith Sharing at All Parish Meetings

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 / Missionary Disciples
The Joy of the Gospel – Group Reading Guide to Pope Francis’ Evangelii GaudiumTwenty 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 – RENEW International
The Journey – Paulist Evangelization Ministries
Missionary Discipleship (September 2017) – Threshold Bible Study/Twenty-Third Publications

Lent – Suggested Resources
Disciples On The Journey / Discipulos en la Jornada
Exploring the Sunday Readings
Lenten Longings – RENEW International
Live Lent! – RENEW International
PrayerTime – 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?
North American Forum for Small Christian Communities (NAFSCC) – A Small Christian Community membership organization for parishes, dioceses and organizations
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2010 NAPRC Conference in Brandon, FL
“Put Out into Deep Water: Growing the Gospel, Transforming the Parish:” Report on the 22-24 July, 2010 National Alliance for Parishes Restructuring Into Community (NAPRC) Annual Conference by Caroline Adams, Xavier Thelakatt and Belza Elia Ramos
Photo Collage of 2010 NAPRC Conference at Nativity Parish in Brandon, FL – July 22-24 (link to PDF included in folder)