Saint Joseph Catholic Community

Small Christian Communities


Adult Faith Formation is an important component in the life of any person and any church.  We, as a people of God, need to continually learn more about God and the plan He has for us.  At St. Joseph Catholic Community, we do that in part by participating in Small Christian Communities and in various other on-going programs and study opportunities.


What are Small Christian Communities?
This terminology is not familiar to most Catholics.  We understand "community" in context to the larger Church or our neighborhood.  But a "small Christian community"?  Simply stated, small groups of six to twelve persons gather, read the Scriptures for the upcoming Sunday, reflect upon them and then share their faith response.  It is recommended that the community gather on a weekly basis, however the group members can and may determine what dynamic works best for them.

It is important to note that this faith sharing is about the personal experience of God in one's life; that it is living in the vulnerability of life, sharing its joys, sorrows, hopes and fears and God's faithfulness in that journey; and it requires understanding that each person's experience of God is their own and not a theological discussion.  The Small Christian Community emphasized encouragement, personal growth, and evangelization - it shares its faith with others. 

 

New participants are always welcome to participate in adult formation programs.  Please call (321)727-1565 for more information.


Non-Catholic adults may also be interested in our RCIA program (Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults); information can be found here.

Group and Bible Studies

There are many opportunities for group study throughout the year.  Please call the church office (321-727-1565) for more information and meeting dates.

Lighthouse Catholic CDs

St Joseph’s Catholic Community offers Lighthouse Catholic CDs for sale in the religious articles store before and after each weekend Mass for just $3 each.  This is a quick and easy way to learn about popular Catholic topics and traditions.  You can also see the entire Lighthouse Catalog by clicking here.