The mission of Small Church Communities (SCC) is to provide time each week where men and women of all ages commit to read and break open the Word together. Groups 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. However, due to COVID-related health concerns this fall, the groups will be gathering online. Weekly study materials will still be available in hard copy, and on the parish website.
New for 2020! SCC materials have been extended through Advent:
Advent History and More Resources
November 29, 2020 – First Sunday of Advent
December 6, 2020 – Second Sunday of Advent
December 13, 2020 – Third Sunday of Advent
December 2, 2020 – Fourth Sunday of Advent
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.