The mission of Small Church Communities (SCC) is to provide time each week where people of all ages commit to read and break open the Word together. We reflect on God’s presence and activity in our lives, and grow in faith and fellowship.
Small groups typically meet once a week for 90 minutes for eight weeks in the fall and again during Lent. For Lent 2022, some groups will remain virtual, and some will meet in-person. We are also offering two SCC groups relating to racial equity and awareness of racism (one is more introductory – The Lenten Journey, and one is more in-depth – the Just Faith group).
Sign up for the Lent 2022 session of SCC groups here: https://bit.ly/LENT2020SCCs
Lent Materials 2022
Weekly Liturgical Readings
To obtain either the weekly or daily scripture texts, visit the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops website.
The Daily Examen
The Daily Examen is a prayer of reflection and commitment through which St. Ignatius Loyola endeavored to recognize God in his daily life. Christians in the Jesuit tradition continue this daily practice to develop a growing awareness of God’s grace and to access the Power of the Holy Spirit to change their lives.
The Daily Examen below is led by Dan Dixon and lasts just over 20 minutes. This version is recommended for individual use. You can also download the audio file to play on your phone or iPod.
We also recommend visiting the Pray As You Go website for versions of the Examen that are applicable for groups, children, and young adults, which range from 7 -12 minutes. There is also a mobile app available from Pray As You Go making it easy to play the Examen at the beginning of your SCC.
Ignatian Prayer and Opportunities
- Ignatian Spirituality & Yoga Sunday, September 26 6:15-7:45 Donnelly Hall or Zoom. Register here.
- Video recording from Ignatian Spirituality & Yoga – Panel discussion on the basics of Ignatian Spirituality: Click here
- Video of a recent Ignatian Spirituality & Yoga session with Fr. Bobby. Click here.
- BIPOC SCC facilitated by Ruby Peréz: Sign up here.
Learn more about Ignatian spirituality: