Adult Enrichment programs allow adults to continue to demonstrate and grow their Catholic faith and to be an example to our youth. We encourage all adults to participate in an enrichment program now and then.
Small Christian Communities Are Forming for Lent
Queen of Peace Parish continues to encourage and create Small Christian Communities. SCCs bring people together to support each other as Catholic Christians, and to turn our large parish into many small, prayerful communities.
Most groups consist of 8-10 adults who gather in homes to read, discuss, and pray together. Some groups get together only during Lent or Advent, while other groups meet monthly year-round. A variety of study materials are offered by the parish.
How to Sign Up
Contact Debra Schroeder or call the Parish Center at (608) 231.4600.
Some Comments from SCC Participants:
“SCC membership has enriched my Catholic faith through sharing, dialogue, discussion, and caring. We have been together since the inception of QP's SCC's. My SCC is a real blessing in my life.“
“Our discussions inspire and lead me to new and relevant ways to practice Christ’s teachings in my everyday life in today’s world.“
“Thank you for resurrecting what I think is a very powerful spiritual program.”
Want to Organize Your Own Group?
If you’d like to start a group with people you know, or perhaps with others you’d like to know, contact Debra. One person from your group can be trained as a facilitator – it’s simple.
Facilitators and Hosts Needed
Consider volunteering to host a group in your home. You do not need a big house or fancy furniture – just enough space for eight people to gather. The facilitator guides the discussion and keeps the group moving. They do not teach, nor do they need to know theology. Facilitator training takes less than one hour and will be offered multiple times during the year.
Our Catholic faith is based on two pillars: Scripture and Tradition. QP offers several ways parishioners can deepen faith through study, discussion, and greater understanding of the first pillar.
- Little Rock Bible Study: Second and fourth Tuesday of each month, September through May, from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m.
- Tuesday Morning Bible Study: Weekly from September through May from 9:15 to 10:30 a.m.
- By Request Beginner’s Study: A three-part series that we’ll plan around your schedule.
News & Possibilities
The St. Francis Pledge: One way to care for the earth God gave us is by taking The St. Francis Pledge to pray, learn, and act to protect our world. Visit Catholic Climate Covenant for more information, or pick up a copy in the Parish Library.
A Small Christian Community (SCC) is a group of eight to 10 people who meet regularly to talk about faith and life. Meetings usually last 90 minutes and include prayer, discussion, and faith sharing. SCC groups use the book Prayer: Our Deepest Longing to begin discussion.
Too busy to attend a program? Check out the Parish Library, just off the Gathering Space, with books, periodicals, and DVDs in many categories including faith, spirituality, prayer, saints, church history and documents, grief support, biographies, parenting, and world religions.