Resources for Catholics


Faith-Sharing Group Logistics

Faith-Sharing groups are an opportunity for young adult Catholics to build community, create lasting friendships and support one another. Faith-sharing groups often meet over a potluck, informal worship service or to discuss a relevant topic.

Below are some resources, gathered by our 20/30 Leadership Team, about how to start a faith-sharing group. Contact for more information about how to form a faith-sharing group, or to let us know about the group in your area!

Starting a Small Faith-Sharing Group (from Voice of the Faithful):

Starting a Guerrilla Communion:

Prayer/Reflection Resources

Moment by Moment: A Retreat in Everyday Life:  by Carol Ann Smith and Eugene F. Merz: Book of 32 reflections based on the spiritual exercises. Each reflection questions that could be used for discussion in a small group setting.

Creighton University (Jesuits) Online Ministry: daily and weekly Scripture reflections, audio talks to download, and a 34-week online retreat.

Prayer Windows:, resources, including a gallery, about how to pray with art, and an online retreat based on the spiritual exercises.

Living With Christ: Monthly missal/magazine. Highlighted writers include Joyce Rupp and James Martin.  Each issue includes two guides for a faith-sharing group; there’s a PDF at the bottom of the link that includes a sample of the guide.  It’s about $25 for a year’s subscription (as of 2013).

Sacred Space: Daily Prayer Online (Irish Jesuits), Daily scripture and online prayer, managed by Irish Jesuits. Available in many languages.

Loyola Press 3-Minute Retreat, short, daily, multi-media reflections online or via IPhone app. Also available in Spanish.

CRS Operation Rice Bowl Reflections:, reflection questions for faith-sharing groups to accompany Catholic Relief Services’ Lenten Operation Rice Bowl for solidarity with the poor.

America Magazine “Teacher Resources”, popular articles from the magazine on a variety of topics such as social justice, the saints, and Catholicism and politics.

Congregation of Saint Joseph Weekly Peace and Justice Reports:, concise, one-page reports linking faith and social action on various timely topics.

Clamor for Justice: Network Publication:, a fully bilingual publication that “brings Catholic Social Teaching to life through articles and reflection questions.”

Reflections on Advocacy:, a collection of quotes about faith and social justice advocacy accompanied by photographs and artwork.

Praying With Refugees:, prayer page of Jesuit Refugee Service; scripture and reflection questions about topics relevant to their work. Online retreat also available.

FutureChurch Magdala Market:, some free and many very affordable resource downloads about women in the church and other topics.

Breath of the Spirit:, Dignity USA’s spiritual and liturgical resources by and for LGBT and allied Catholics.

Monasteries of the Heart:, online monasticism, spiritual nourishment, and group faith sharing managed by the Benedictine Sisters of Erie.

Education for Justice Resources for Prayer:, prayers, prayer services, reflections, and retreats addressing social justice issues.

Mary’s Pence Lenten Soup Supper Packets: