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  1. Small Christian Community Organizations in North America

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  1. Small Christian Community Organizations in North America - In North America various organizations offer an array of support to dioceses, parishes and individuals who participate in, create and support Small Christian Communities evolving from the Catholic tradition.

Please click on the links below to learn more about the services offered by these organizations.

 

Celebrating the Word

Diocese of Oakland
SCC Office

Good Ground Press

Latin American/North American Church Concerns

LIM On-Campus Program

LIMEX Program

Loyola Institute for Ministry
(Loyola U, New Orleans)

Mexican American Cultural Center

National Alliance of Parishes Restructuring into Communities

National Pastoral Life Center

North American Forum for SCC

North American Forum on the Catechumenate

Pastoral Dept for SCCs (Archdiocese of Hartford)

RENEW International

Small Christian Community Connection (formerly Buena Vista)

 

Centro Mexico Americano De La Cultura

Oficina de las Pequeñas Comunidades Cristianas de la Diócesis de Oakland

RENEW International en Español

 

Celebrating the Word

http://www.celebratingtheword.com/

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Diocese of
Oakland Small Christian Communities
Office

www.oakdiocese.org/pastoral/SmallCC.htm

The Small Christian Communities Office at the Diocese of Oakland accompanies the local church in building the Reign of God in a multicultural setting. We offer resources, training, guidance, focus and direction, encouraging local leadership in the development and support of parish based Small Christian Communities.

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Good Ground Press

http://www.goodgroundpress.com/

Our mission is to draw people into praying together, opening their lives as nourishment to one another, and sustaining one another in commitments. We offer materials for and about small Christian communities including SUNDAY BY SUNDAY, a lectionary based weekly, designed especially for their use and a faith sharing newsletter on our website.

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Latin American/North American Church Concerns
(LANACC)

www.nd.edu/~kellogg

Latin American/North American Church Concerns promotes the pastoral bonds between the Churches of South, Central, and North America. This is a mission of information, interpreting the Catholicism of Latin America to that of its fellow communicants of the north through an analysis of Church documents; conferences; and special projects such as that of Small Christian Communities.

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 Loyola Institute for Ministry
(Loyola University New Orleans)

LIMEX Program

www.loyno.edu/lim/extension/index.html

The Loyola Institute for Ministry Extension program (LIMEX) offers a Master of Pastoral Studies degree or Continuing Education Certificate in Pastoral Studies, with a focus area in Small Christian Community Formation. Courses meet weekly in 24 states, plus Canada, Scotland, England, and Belize.

 

LIM On-Campus Program

www.loyno.edu/lim/oncampus/degreesandcertificates.html

The Loyola Institute for Ministry offers courses for both graduate credit and continuing education units in Small Christian Community Formation. Courses are offered online: www.loyno.edu/%7Emcmahon/onlinecourses/SCC/index.html . These internet courses may be taken individually, or as a focus area as part of a Master of Pastoral Studies degree or a Continuing Education Certificate in Pastoral Studies program.

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Mexican American Cultural Center
(MACC)

http://www.maccsa.org/

Our mission empowers and educates leaders for service in a culturally diverse church and society in the United States. We offer a pastoral leadership formation program including courses and workshops in cultural awareness, Latino Leadership, Hispanic Ministry, and the Spanish and English languages. Scholarships are available!

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National Alliance
of Parishes Restructuring
into Communities

http://www.naprc.faithweb.com/

NAPRC is an alliance of parishes committed to a new vision of parish. We seek to build an atmosphere in which ordinary people help each other connect their faith and life regularly. This is done by a) doing the things we do differently and b) forming Small Church Communities. NAPRC offers workshops, conferences and resources towards this.

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National Pastoral Life Center

www.nplc.org/smallcommunities.htm

Founded in 1983 with the encouragement of the National Conference of Catholic Bishops, the Center carries out programs, projects, and associations centered on parish life and ministry. Our work with Small Christian Communities includes:

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North American Forum for Small Christian Communities (NAFSCC)

http://www.nafscc.org/

We are a network of diocesan leaders and organizations working with North American diocesan leaders who are actively involved in strategizing and supporting the development of Small Christian Communities. We support each other in the effort to achieve the vision.

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North American Forum
on the Catechumenate

http://www.naforum.org/

The North American Forum on the Catechumenate is a grassroots network of pastoral ministers, liturgists, catechists, and theologians dedicated to the full implementation in all parishes of the "Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults" and its implications for reconciliation. Founded in 1982, Forum's network extends throughout the United States, Canada, and beyond.

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Pastoral Department for Small Christian Communities
(Archdiocese of Hartford)

http://www.sccquest.org/

The department provides on-site resourcing to parishes to promote and support the development of small church communities and the doing of every parish activity in a reflective and relational way. In addition, it publishes lectionary-based reflection booklets (Quest and Summer Reflections) along with other pastoral resources. Visit our website for more information on our vision, services and resources.

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RENEW International

http://www.renewintl.org/

RENEW International encourages conversion of hearts and the transformation of the world through the formation of SCCs. It is unique in providing extensive formation sessions, pastoral support, and materials. Its publications include over 100 SCC resources to help people connect faith with daily life. Its Web site, www.ParishLife.com, has additional SCC resources.

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Small Christian Community Connection (formerly Buena Vista)

http://www.buenavista.org/

Since 1987 Buena Vista has supported small Christian communities and faith sharing groups primarily within the Catholic tradition. We encourage, collaborate and network small communities and the staff people and core groups who animate them. Our services include regional and national gatherings, a newsletter, Connect, a website and a resource clearinghouse.

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Centro Mexico Americano De La Cultura

http://www.maccsa.org/

MISIÓN DE MACC es capacitar y educar líderes al servicio de una iglesia y sociedad culturalmente diversas. Ofrecemos un programa de liderazgo pastoral que incluye cursos y talleres sobre la conciencia cultural, liderazgo latino, ministerio hispano, y los idiomas inglés y español. Ofrecemos becas.

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Oficina de las Pequeñas Comunidades Cristianas de la Diócesis de Oakland

www.oakdiocese.org/pastoral/Comunidades.htm

La Oficina de las Pequeñas Comunidades Cristianas de la Diócesis de Oakland, acompaña a la iglesia local en el construir el Reino de Dios en un ámbito multicultural. Ofrecemos recursos, capacitación, orientación, enfoque y dirección, motivando al liderazgo local en el desarrollo y apoyo de las Pequeñas Comunidades Cristianas de la parroquia.

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RENEW International
en Español

www.renewintl.org/Espanol/index.htm

RENEW International anima a la conversión de los corazones y la transformación del mundo por la formación de pequeñas comunidades cristianas (PCCs). RENEW es único en proveer extensivas sesiones de formación, apoyo pastoral y materiales. Sus publicaciones incluyen más de 100 recursos para las PCCs que ayudan a la gente a conectar su fe con su vida cotidiana.

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