YOUNG ADULT SMALL GROUPS
YOUNG ADULTS, 21 TO 39 YEARS OLD
Twice a year (early spring and early fall), Our Lady of Lourdes holds a Small Group Launch Night where small group leaders and prospective small group members come together to pick up study resources and learn about the recommended studies, then identify a small group to join for an 8-week study. Studies are typically held in leaders' homes, every other week for the duration of the semester, throughout the Denver Metro Area.
How do I join a small group?
If you are between the ages of 21 and 39, we welcome you to join the Facebook group, Lourdes Young Adult Small Groups. (If you do not have Facebook and would like more information, please email, firstname.lastname@example.org). Twice a year, a Facebook event invite will be posted with details regarding the small group launch night. While at the launch night, you are given the opportunity to identify a small group that best meets your preferences for location, day, and time of week.
What if I am unable to attend an upcoming launch night?
If you are unable to attend, email email@example.com, and a small group team leader will help you select a group on your behalf.
What if I want to join a small group, but missed the launch night by a couple days/weeks?
If it is still early in the semester, email firstname.lastname@example.org, and a small group team member can reach out to small group leaders to check if there are any open spots!
What if I want to join a small group, but missed the launch night by more than a couple weeks?
To support consistency and relationship-building in small groups, we don't ask groups to add new small group members mid-semester. Please plan on joining a group at the next launch night!
Have additional questions? Please write, email@example.com.
Small Group Events!
Members from Lourdes Young Adult Small Groups met up at dawn on a Saturday in October to walk 15 miles along Clear Creek Trail to Mother Cabrini Shrine, led by Fr. Brian Larkin. The walk was called "Camino Colorado," to imitate a (much) shorter version of the Camino de Santiago in Spain. It was a beautiful day of sun and blue sky, great conversation, lunch, prayer and Mass. Check out a few pictures from our day!
Why should I be a part of a Small Group?
We need community. We are also called to come to greater knowledge and love of God. The Scriptures and Church teachings are clear: the Christian life is meant to be lived in community. We need others to help us apply the all-encompassing and ultimately satisfying truth of the Gospel.
"All men are called to the same end: God himself. There is a certain resemblance between unity of the divine persons and the fraternity that men are to establish among themselves in truth and love. Love of neighbor is inseparable from love for God."
~ Catechism of the Catholic Church, 1878 ~
Everyone has communities in their life, whether it be family, co-workers, friends, and our local parish. Why a small group if you already go church? Our local parish community is very good, yet none of us can socialize on an intimate level in crowds. Within this crowd that gathers to worship, there ought to be smaller groups who know each other well, who are searching to know God together, and who are pushing each other in their vocations to the Christian life. A good small group will offer a chance to explore the Scriptures, pray for intentions, and share concerns - all with people you trust. And importantly, there will also be times to relax and simply have fun.