Small Christian Communities: A Vision of Hope for the 21st Century

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Paulist Press, 2003 - 306 pages
This revised and updated edition of Small Christian Communities: A Vision of Hope for the 21st Century is a rich source of practical information about how to make the vision of the parish as "a community of many small communities" come alive.y

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Table des matières

A Source of Parish Renewal
9
2 Theological and Pastoral Approaches
21
The Cornerstone of Small Christian Communities
36
The Pastoral Direction and Its Implementation
59
The Parish as a Community of Communities
61
5 Seasonal Small Groups
78
6 Ministerial Communities
96
7 Small Christian Communities
110
Concrete Approaches
205
12 Helping the Parish Accept the Pastoral Direction
207
13 The Family and Small Christian Communities
213
14 Concrete Approaches to Prayer
218
15 Concrete Approaches to Evangelization
235
16 Concrete Approaches to Outreach
257
Parish and Diocesan
269
Appendix
283

8 Core Community Development
137
9 Invitational Ministry
152
10 Ministry of Small Community Leadership
173
11 The Priest and Parish Staff
195
Notes
290
Bibliography
298
Index
303
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Page 264 - The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he has anointed me to bring good news to the poor. He has sent me to proclaim release to the captives and recovery of sight to the blind, to let the oppressed go free, to proclaim the year of the Lord's favor.
Page 36 - Bear with one another and, if anyone has a complaint against another, forgive each other; just as the Lord has forgiven you, so you also must forgive.
Page 36 - And let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, to which indeed you were called in the one body. And be thankful.
Page 40 - I want to know Christ and the power of his resurrection and the sharing of his sufferings by becoming like him in his death, if somehow I may attain the resurrection from the dead.
Page 258 - This social order requires constant improvement. It must be founded on truth, built on justice, and animated by love; in freedom it should grow every day toward a more humane balance. An improvement in attitudes and widespread changes in society will have to take place if these objectives are to be gained.
Page 48 - The liturgy is the summit toward which the activity of the Church is directed; at the same time it is the fountain from which all her power flows.
Page 40 - Truly, truly, I say to you, unless a grain of wheat falls into the earth and dies, it remains alone; but if it dies, it bears much fruit.
Page 30 - Action on behalf of justice and participation in the transformation of the world...
Page 51 - Then their eyes were opened, and they recognized him: and he vanished from their sight. They said to each other, "Were not our hearts burning within us while he was talking to us on the road, while he was opening the scriptures to us?
Page 105 - Finally, beloved, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is pleasing, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence and if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things. Keep on doing the things that you have learned and received and heard and seen in me, and the God of peace will be with you.

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