Small Groups

Lenten Small Groups

Prepare your heart for Easter

Six-week Lenten sessions began the week of February 11. 

Small Groups meet in homes or at the parish each week to

  • Break open Sunday’s Scripture with Lectio Divina
  • Gain wisdom and hear a reflection from Fr Jim, Fr John Paul, and parish and school staff; 
  • Share prayer, insights, and God sightings in a confidential setting
  • Meet other parishioners and share life and faith experiences
  • Deepen your own faith/life connection in a supportive environment

Some small groups meet year-round! If you’d like to join a small group outside of our normal Lent and Advent sessions, please contact Michaela at the phone/email listed at right.

Questions? Contact Michaela Moreau at (360) 292-7104 or mmoreau@saintmichaelparish.org

Facilitate a Group

It’s easy.  All training and materials are provided. You simply choose the day, time and location that is convenient for you—then invite! Which friends, co-workers, neighbors, pew pals or newcomers would you like in your group?  We can also plug additional parishioners into your group if you’d like.

Small Groups form the backbone of adult Faith Formation at Saint Michael Parish. Facilitating a small group is a great leadership opportunity that draws others into deeper relationships with Christ and his Church. Facilitators should be willing to open their homes and hearts, leading the group in prayer and reflection. Our facilitators gather several times a year for prayer and reflection with Fr. Jim, as we extend his pastoral care out to more of our faith family.

Facilitating a small group is tremendously rewarding! Here’s what some of our facilitators have said:

There was a lot of relationship building, strong sharing and open hearts.”

Just like a teacher gets more out of the class than the students, as a facilitator I gained so much from the members.”

We look forward to continuing and adding new members.”

The small faith sharing group allowed me to meet new people from our parish that I had seen at church but never formally met. What wonderful folks to get to know and study with each week! I learned so much about scripture and appreciate the sharing of everyone involved. I really liked the DVD provided as Fr. Jim always summed up the readings for us. Lastly, meeting weekly helped me to be prepared for Sunday mass. What a delightful study! Thank you.”

We had a great time! Only five, but we bonded well. All materials easy to use and well prepared. DVD was well done and appropriate. Would be willing to do again!”

What are Small Groups?

Small Groups meet in homes, at the parish or other locations with 8 – 12 parishioners in a more intimate environment to pray and share together, making a large parish feel more like a family. Choose a group from those listed here, or form a group of your own with friends.  We supply the materials, training, and format.  

Small Groups meet to:

  • Deepen your understanding of Sunday Scripture
  • Gain wisdom and hear a reflection from Fr. Jim and members of the parish staff
  • Share prayer petitions, insights and “God sightings” in a confidential setting
  • Meet other parishioners and share life and faith experiences
  • Deepen your own faith/life connection in a supportive environment