Small Communities of Faith


At St. Charles Borromeo Church, we want to help you go far in your relationship with the Lord, and we believe that to do so it is important to go together. To that end, we would like to help you get connected to a Small Community of Faith that you can learn, grow, and serve alongside.


What are Small Communities of Faith?

"They devoted themselves to the teaching of the apostles and to the communal life, to the breaking of the bread and to the prayers." -Acts 2:42

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 fellowship as describe in the Acts of the Apostles. These are:

  • The teaching of the apostles - Groups explore the teachings of the Catholic faith using resources suited to their needs (e.g. videos, books, or small group guides) under the advisement of the Pastor or his staff.
  • The breaking of the bread - Group members grow alongside others who are committed to worship and the sacramental life within the Church through Sunday Mass and regular Confession.
  • The communal life - Group meetings center around the development of authentic friendship through sincere and meaningful conversation, mutual accountability, and a culture of honor.
  • The prayers - Groups spend time pursuing the Lord together through shared prayer and the testimony of God's workings in their life.

Would you like to know more? Please contact Jim Schuster at or 703-527-5500 x122.


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Please note: As a ministry of St. Charles Catholic Church, Small Communities of Faith are open to all registered parishioners. If you live within parish boundaries (see map) please complete the parish registration form along with the form below. For non-parishioners, we are happy to help you start or link up with a small group in your area.