Small Groups Overview
For more than 50 years, the Paulist Center Community has formed small faith-sharing groups meeting to share faith and to support each other. In the 1960s we called them “Koinonia Groups” (meaning “Christian fellowship or communion”). Currently several groups meet on a regular basis.
A typical format for a meeting of a small faith-sharing group (6 – 12 people) gathering to discuss some aspect of scripture or spirituality. A blessed byproduct of this process is that participants get to know one another and thereby support each other in their faith journeys. Members of a group typically live near one another and meet once a month in each other’s homes.
When asked to describe their experience, current members of small faith-sharing groups the following:
- “…meeting and becoming friends with wonderful people whom I wouldn’t have known.”
- “I’ve felt listened to and supported in my life challenges”
- “It offers a more intimate place to explore my spirituality”
- “Meaningful sharing has increased my faith”
- “… fellowship and support”
- “It’s been good to spend time reflecting on and discussing issues of faith”
- “I feel like I am growing spiritually”
Current Paulist Center Groups welcoming new members:
- Melrose/Malden/Wakefield Group –contact Trudy MacDonald for more information.
- Watertown+ Group –contact Donna Doucette for more information.
- Salem-North Shore Group –contact Denis Hurley for more information.
To learn more about small groups, please contact Nancy Mehlem.