Many people do not get to experience daily Mass. Oftentimes they are surprised by how short and "easy" it is to go to daily Mass. If you can't make it [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
Reading and discussing the reading for Sunday Mass before Sunday is a great way to prepare for Mass. There are many places to find good reflections each week on the [...]
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 [...]
Take your group on a trip to visit a convent or monastery. Most homes for religious have information on how to schedule a visit on their website. Ask your Diocesan [...]
Typically every diocese has a Director of Vocations whose role it is to encourage healthy vocational discernment. They are often very open to visiting a parish, meeting with groups, giving [...]
Learn about the canonization and beatification process in the Church. References: CCC 828 YouTube Video by Busted Halo: How Does the Catholic Church Declare Official Saints? Have other good references [...]
Choose a patron saint for your group and allow that saint to develop the personality, activities, and spirituality of your group. You can do this by invoking the saint often [...]
Have your group commit to leading others in the parish on a study of the Saints. This could be done monthly in addition to the group commitment and could use [...]
Take some time to look ahead at the upcoming week and find the feast days that will be celebrated. Spend a little time learning about and discussing a saint or [...]
Learning about the mysteries of the rosary can help one meditate better on them when you are actually praying the rosary. Take time to learn about each of the different [...]
This seems fairly simple, but praying the rosary as a group one time or every time you meet is often shared as one of the most fruitful things a small [...]
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.
Spend some time talking about your favorite YouTube channels for Catholic content. We curate lists on all of our "best of" ideas and post them here.
Spend some time talking about your favorite places to go online for Catholic formation, community, etc. We curate lists on all of our "best of" ideas and post them here. [...]
Take some time to learn a little about the rosary, and learn how to pray it. Commit to praying it throughout this next week on your own. Here's a link [...]
A great video to set up a discussion on marriage. https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=3&v=hGd4lefcsBE