St. Thomas Aquinas' Five Proofs have long been a great starting point for discussing God's existence. They provide an intellectual basis for God's existence. This is definitely a topic that [...]
This is funny video that makes fun of the ways we tend to evangelize within the church. It's a video that offers some great insights and is a means for [...]
A great video from Ascension Presents on Purgatory! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GnwDDsN6ZfM
This video by PetersBoat.net is an excellent discussion starter on the reality of meeting Christ. A couple of good starter discussion questions might include: Would you say that you have [...]
Have a meeting where you invite your priest to come and speak about confession, answer questions, and end with him offering each person in the group an opportunity to go [...]
This is truly one of the most simple traditional "activities" for groups to enjoy each others others. Have your group hang out around a fire pit with some simple snacks [...]
Knowing how to give, save, and spend are very important human qualities that many youth are not taught in the home. Being good stewards of the money God gives us [...]
Typically every big hospital provides a template and forms for an Advanced Care Directive. Talk about end of life, difficult choices in area of medical treatment, etc. Bring in a [...]
People often ask whether or not we should read Scripture literally or not? The four senses of scripture provide much insight into the question. References: CCC 115-119 Got other good [...]
Spend some time talking about your favorite apps to download for Catholic content. We curate lists on all of our “best of” ideas and post them here.
Spend some time talking about your favorite social media accounts to follow for Catholic content. We curate lists on all of our “best of” ideas and post them here.
This seems simple but it is intended to bring about a little more depth and intentionality than a typical small group discussion. A “deep question” often will require a little [...]
This has proven to be a great team bonding activity and parents are typically grateful for this type of formation as well. We've compiled a list of ideas just on [...]
Ask the priests if they would like a meal brought to them one evening and have your group cook it for them and bring it over.
These types of questions can be found online very easily. Would You Rather questions often generate some good simple discussion and give opportunity to see a more human side of [...]
This is where you have a several course meal but you get each course at a different location. Have each family volunteer to host your group for one part of [...]
Pick a special place that you meet at only when it is the birthday week of someone in your group. (#0024)Eric Gallagher2019-04-14T13:24:41-05:00
Draw names and have each member be responsible for the “celebration” of a person’s birthday. (#0023)Eric Gallagher2019-04-14T12:11:32-05:00
Determine what you will do every time a member of your group has a birthday. See ideas for Birthday Traditions.
Begin each meeting by having everyone share something that they’ve recently noticed in their life as a blessing from God as well as something that is more of challenge.
Once you’ve discerned to purpose of the group and at least the initial expectations, take the time to personally invite every person that you feel should be a part of [...]
Before establishing a small group, have an idea of the purpose of the small group and the commitment that will be involved. (#0006)Eric Gallagher2019-04-14T11:37:40-05:00
It is best when someone is invited into a group and you’ll get the best “results” if you are clear in what it is you are proposing to them.
This is not a signup but instead is a place to express interest in a small group. Ideally this would be set up through an online form, by contacting a [...]