Trinity Faith Sharing Groups

"The richness and different insights of each group member
invites me to see and hear things anew
and helps to deepen my faith and understanding
."
- Lent 2022 participant

Holy Trinity's Ignatian Spirituality & Prayer Ministry invites parishioners to participate in a small faith sharing group for one or more eight-week one-hour sessions this fall. Trinity faith sharing groups offer parishioners a chance to meet in a small group to discuss the Sunday scriptures and the ways they intersect with our lives. Group members also share consolations and desolations, and offer prayers before closing. The Fall 2022 session has ended. Check back for information about our Lenten groups which will begin in mid-February!

What is Faith Sharing?
Faith sharing is an invitation to deepen faith and deepen community. It focuses more on the heart of things, and God's interaction there, than on study. Although it won't be the focus, information on the context and meaning of the scriptures will be provided to the groups to support their core emphasis on finding God in all things.

"Being a part of this group has helped to tether me to community and God,
and helped to broaden my perspective
."
- Winter 2022 participant

When and Where?

For the Fall 2022 session, most groups will meet on Zoom, with an HTS parents' group meeting in person at the parish center after school drop-off. The groups will begin meeting the week of September 18th, and will meet once a week for eight weeks. Each meeting is one hour. We ask that you commit to the eight gatherings, with no more than two anticipated absences. 

Please see the sidebar for other scripture-based faith sharing opportunities at Holy Trinity.

If we aren't able to accommodate everyone, priority will be given to Holy Trinity parishioners.

"I feel more connected to the Sunday readings. I have grown in my own faith. I have been blessed so deeply by the other participants in their willingness to share with me both their struggles and their joy. I feel a strong desire to continue to engage regularly in faith sharing with others.
It was very life giving to participate
."
- Fall 2021 participant

Faith Sharing Format for Trinity Groups

Opening
Opening prayer, consolations and desolations

Focus
A scripture reading or readings from the upcoming Sunday
Listen for any word, phrase, idea, or image that calls your attention. 

Faith Sharing and Listening
How does the scripture this week touch you in your personal life? How might God be speaking to you through the scripture?

Invitation
Opportunity to share any invitation I might be sensing from God for the next week.

Closing

Please contact Catherine Heinhold, Pastoral Associate for Ignatian Spirituality & Prayer, at cheinhold@trinity.org for more information.

Other opportunities for scripture-based faith sharing at Holy Trinity

Young Adult Faith Sharing, Thursdays at 7pm in St. Ignatius Chapel

Morning Prayer, Mondays and Fridays at 9am on Zoom
See the eLetter for the Zoom link

Praying in Sacred Space, Saturdays at 4pm during Advent and Lent