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This article series is sponsored by the Knights of the Holy Eucharist, an order of Franciscan Brothers in Lincoln, Nebraska. Learn more about the order at knights.org.
David Kilby is a freelance writer from New Jersey. He received his undergrad degree in humanities and Catholic culture from the Franciscan University of Steubenville. …
Reach the smallest unit: parish small groups and families.
This is the fourth article in a series on the Five Pillars of the Eucharistic Revival. Parts I, II, and III were previously published on Catholic Exchange.
When the bishops say to reach out to small groups and families, they’re talking about people like you and me: readers of Catholic publications and blogs who are more likely than not involved in a Catholic community. They’re not only reaching out to us though. They’re also relying on us to reach out to others.
Parish small groups and families are often where a person’s faith is born and sustained. Before the age of multimedia, the religious customs of the family, parish missions and similar engagements helped build a culture where faith was a natural part of life. This is practical. Sometimes it seems we’ve become so caught up in trying to find innovative ways to evangelize that we often look past the tried and true way that has worked for centuries: interactions within natural relationships in our families and those we meet at our church. ….