The Year of the Mass: Small Groups at Saint Raphael

At the call of Archbishop Hebda for renewed missionary discipleship across our local church, many members of Saint Raphael have created a thriving network of small groups. From Easter 2024 to Easter 2025, our Archbishop has declared a special “Year of the Mass,” with a special call to dive into that theme in small groups sometime this year. You might hear a call to join one of these groups, especially to deepen your love for Jesus’ Real Presence in the Eucharist. You might be considering joining the Church, and want to learn more about the Mass. You might even hear the call to start your own group with people in your life who have been thirsting for communion with friends and with God. Come and See!

Join a Group

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If you are new to small group discipleship or have not been in one for while, choose this option.

1. See all our groups here and discern which might be for you.
2. Fill out this form and wait for the group leader to contact you. You can indicate a specific group you would like to join in the comments section.

Start a Group

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This option is for those who hear God’s call to invite people in their lives into a new group, and want to grow as a leader this Lent. It might also be for those who already lead or belong to a particular ministry and want to see it grow.

1. Sign up for the new leader group here.
2. You will be contacted about joining a special new leaders training.

Attend a Group Event

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Group Events are special opportunities to grow in your relationship with Christ and with your fellow disciples. Come as an individual disciple or as a small group together!

1. Sign up to receive our newsletter about new group events here.

Future Groups

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Now might not be the right time for you to make small groups a part of your life. You might be travelling most of Lent, you might not have found the right group, or all the groups might have been full. We want to create a waiting list with your ideas for a new future small group that you would join once we have enough interest and train a leader.

1. Email your idea for a future small group to missionarycouncil@saintraphaelcrystal.org

Learn More about Small Groups

First watch Archbishop Hebda’s invitation below.
Then keep scrolling for more information.
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