St. Norbert Parish has various Faith Sharing Groups that meet regularly to pray together, share faith and discuss what is happening in their lives and in the world around them. There are private groups that meet in parishioners’ homes to share faith, community, and support one another as Catholic. There are also groups that are led by St. Norbert Parish. All groups, parish run and private groups are unique. Discussions center on topics chosen by each individual group. Some choose to focus on the upcoming Sunday readings, others on a book or particular Bible Study. The groups evolve as interest levels, the liturgical seasons and needs change.
Watch the Sunday Bulletin and the Weekly Newsletter for current groups, their focus and how to join.
Why join a Faith Sharing Group
Faith Sharing Groups allow parishioners to share their faith with others and grow in greater intimacy with Jesus. They are a source of support for Catholics who wish to deepen their faith and integrate it more fully into their work and relationships.
St. Norbert Parish Faith Sharing Groups
Below is a description of some Faith Sharing Groups that have been held at St. Norbert Parish. Participation in these groups is usually open to all adult parishioners.
Special groups are normally form for Advent and Lenten reflections. Watch for the announcement of seasonal groups meetings as well in the Church Bulletin and the Weekly Newsletter.
30 Minute Prayer Group To discover new prayer practices by learning styles and techniques from different saints, mystics and theologians
Spiritual Journaling Explore the practice of journaling as a way to enhance your relationship with Jesus.
Spiritual Book Club This group gathered in the evenings for vigorous Book discussions. Opinions, insights, revelations as well as cocktails and hor d’ oeuvres were shared. Books are chosen and read in advance of each meeting
Men’s Spirituality Group A devotion to prayer, faith sharing, and fostering the male community of the parish. Men are provided an opportunity to share time and thoughts with other men of the parish. Each gathering includes: Prayer, scripture reflection, personal witness, man-time, in-depth adult catechesis and refreshments
Would you like to form a Faith Sharing Group?
If you are inspired and want to organize a new Faith Sharing Group for the Parish or wish to invite parishioners to a group you would like to sponsor in your home, please fill out an “Adult Faith Formation Proposal“ form and submit it to the parish office. If the request is for a Parish Faith Sharing Group, it will be reviewed by the Faith Formation Council. If the request is for a personally sponsored group, the Faith Formation Council can help by posting a “Request for Participants” on the St. Norbert Parish Website as well as in the St. Norbert Parish Bulletin and Weekly Newsletter.