“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 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