Small Communities of Faith or SCF are small communities typically of 8-12 members who meet on a regular schedule, determined by the needs of the group. Some meet weekly, others biweekly, and still others monthly. Some groups may meet year-round, others during the school year while others may choose to come together for four to six-week sessions in the Advent/Christmas season and during the Lenten/Easter season.
Each SCF forms based on schedule and interests. Some may consist of a mixed group of members, others may be moms of young children, others empty nesters, others married couples, and others may consist of 6 or so families who come together to form a small community.
In Summary, Small Communities of Faith are:
Intentional. The members of each SCF gather for a defined purpose and mission. Not just a social group.
Invitational. Within the network, there is a place for all who come and members are respected.
Inclusive. Recognizing the diverse charisms within the Catholic community, the network embraces all who gather to bear authentic witness to Christ and His Church.
Inspirational. Each SCF is not an end unto itself but inspires each member to live out the mission of Christ in the world. This missionary spirit manifests itself in both the individual and collective actions of the Small Community of Faith.
For more information, contact the pastoral center at mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org or (310) 540-0329