“We have all known the long loneliness and we have learned that the only solution is love and that love comes with community.”

Servant of God Dorothy Day

small groups


Small Communities of Faith

Small Communities of Faith at St. Charles are groups of 6-12 people in a similar state of life who meet regularly (weekly, bi-weekly, or monthly) to grow in faith together. These meetings center around the four pillars of Christian discipleship as expressed in the St. Charles Challenge. Small Communities of Faith...

  • ...LEARN together through reflection on God's Word and through other resources suited to their needs (e.g. videos, books, or small group guides) under the advisement of the Pastor or his staff.

  • ...PRAY together through shared prayer and the testimony of God's workings in their life.

  • ...CELEBRATE together through the liturgy and the sacramental life of the Church via Sunday Mass and regular Confession.

  • ...SHARE the love of Jesus with each other through authentic conversation and mutual accountability, and spur each other on to share the love of Jesus with others through evangelization, service and giving.

Please Note: We continue to train new leaders in an effort to keep up with the desire of our parishioners to participate in Small Communities of Faith, but at present those numbers exceed our capacity, especially among high-demand demographics. If you would like to be updated when more small groups open up, contact Adam Arehart at aarehart@stcharleschurch.org.

In the meantime, we have other groups that will also connect you with others to grow in faith and are still open to newcomers, such as Walking with Purpose for women (wwp@stcharleschurch.org) and Borromeo Brothers for men.

If you would like to explore becoming a Small Community of Faith leader so that we can offer this fruitful ministry to others, please contact Adam Arehart at aarehart@stcharleschurch.org

Mom’s Group

Come join us every other Thursday in Room 103 after the 9:00 am mass for pastries, playtime, and sisterhood. Upcoming dates are Thursday, July 11 & 25, 2019. Mothers of any age children, and children of all ages are welcome!

In addition to our bi-monthly meetups, the Mothers Group will also coordinate service projects, Meal Trains for our Parish's expectant mothers, playground outings, and other activities!

For more information contact Mary Anne at mhm63@georgetown.edu.

Support for Couples Experiencing Infertility or Miscarriage

If you've been struggling with infertility or have experienced a miscarriage, please join us on the last Saturday of each month for Mass, Breakfast, and a time to share your thoughts on how St. Charles may support you on this journey. For more information please contact the parish office, 703-527-5500.