Pope John’s Faith Sharing Group
Gather. Read. Reflect. Grow.
Day of the Week
Classrooms 9 and 11
Pope John’s Faith Sharing group provides a simple way to gather with others, read scripture, reflect on its meaning and share insights with one another. One way that we grow as followers of Jesus is to read and pray the scriptures with others.
To encourage you to get involved in sharing your faith with others, we will order the material for discussion, a book, or video and begin each gathering exploring the prior Sunday’s readings with a reflection and discussion.
Since the goal of your time together is not “study” but just sharing your faith experience, no one needs to be an expert on the Bible or on doctrine. We are each an expert on how we live our Christian faith. So we learn from one another as we share our own unique Christian journey and how our Christian beliefs and values influence our everyday lives.
The point is not just to learn about our faith (the “what”) but to find ways to make that faith effective in our lives (the “so what”). All of our learning is ultimately for developing a better relationship with Christ and with others with whom we share the journey. Our group of friends from our parish use the Bible and other material to grow in faith together and share their experiences of living with Christ.
Each week the foundation for sharing is based on the readings from Scripture, especially those of the previous Sunday. We discuss the readings after the Sunday Mass and Homily, and explore more in-depth the readings we have already heard earlier at Mass.
Faith-sharing gatherings invite us to develop our spiritual lives to their full potential in community with others and to participate more fully in the shared life and mission of the Christian community.
The Faith Sharing Group meets on Wednesday afternoons from 1:00 to 2:30pm in Classrooms 9 and 11. The coffee pot is on and snacks are most welcome. The laughter is often abundant as we share our Faith Journey with some Fellowship and Fun. Please feel free to join at any time, the sessions stand alone and all are welcome.
We participate in the Advent and Lenten Parish Adult Faith Discussion Programs for the Seasons and welcome any great resources coming from the group for consideration to discuss.
Monday & Wednesday: 8:30am
(Tuesday & Thursday: 8:30am at CTK)
Saturday Vigil Mass: 5:30pm
(4pm at CTK)
Sunday Mass: 10:30am
(8:30am at CTK)
Monday: 9:00am – 4:00pm
Tuesday: 9:00am – 4:00pm
Wednesday: 9:00am – 4:00pm
Thursday: 9:00am – 4:00pm