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Small Christian Communities 2011

The Women’s Faith Sharing Group at a'Becket is a small group of gals who meet on the first and third Tuesdays of the month at 9:00 to 11:00 AM at the home of Toni O’Farrell.

This little group gives us the opportunity to share the challenges, as women, of trying to live a Christian life in a culture that does not always share those values. Come join us for a little prayer, a little sharing and some good old fashioned fellowship. Just give Toni a call at 734 495-1673 so we will know to expect you.

The Lord’s Remnant Prayer and Scripture Group welcomes anyone interested to join us on Wednesday evenings from 7:30 to 9:00 PM. We are a continuation of Fr. Mathew’s Bible classes. Our mission is to give praise and glory to God by seeking His direction through prayer, scripture and fellowship allowing the Spirit to work within us to be Jesus to others and doers of the Word.

  • Typical meeting begins with prayer for our Church, our parish and special intentions. We follow with our scripture readings which may include a video, but always has a lot of discussion. We are currently studying the readings for next Sunday as presented on We also participate in other activities at STAB and other parishes as we follow the Spirit’s direction. And, of course, there are potluck dinners.
  • We adopted the name “The Lord’s Remnant” from many Biblical references, including, “But I will leave among you a meek and humble people who trust and take refuge in the name of the LORD. The remnant of Israel will do no wrong and tell no lies, nor will deceit be found in their mouths. They will eat and lie down and no one will make them afraid.” - Zephaniah 3:12-13
  • We are presenting an overview of all four gospels followed by the study of Luke. We meet every Wednesday evening from 7:30 to 9:00 PM in classrooms 2/4 starting Wednesday, September 11.

    The Gospel overview consists of five videos covering the unique aspects of Matthew, Mark, Luke and John’s commentary on Jesus life. The gospel program is presented by the Catholic Way Bible Study (CWBS), in the diocese of Lexington, Kentucky. The gospel series has aired on EWTN Catholic TV. The video speaker for the overview and the Gospel of Luke is Lavinia Theodoli Spirito, a frequent guest on EWTN, an author of numerous articles and the host of the weekly radio program, Real Living, on WMJR in Lexington, Kentucky. We have found her videos to be both interesting and insightful presented in an entertaining way.

    The gospel overview is free of charge and covers five weeks. Luke’s Gospel will have a charge of $40 and will run 25 weeks taking time out for holidays. Everyone is welcome and we look forward to adding you to our scripture study group. You can sign up by calling Tom and Penny Rhein at 734-451-5541 or leaving your name and phone number in the church office.

Are you interesting in joining a Faith Sharing Group or Small Christian Community? Please contact Adult Faith Formation Director Laura Broyles at or via phone at (734) 981-1333, x22. Laura can put you in touch with an existing group.

Do you have several people who are interested in gathering, but you're not sure where to go from there? Laura can also provide resources to get you started and assist you in forming your group.

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Questions? Email Adult Faith Formation Director Laura Broyles at

St. Thomas a'Becket Catholic Church | 555 S. Lilley Road | Canton, MI 48188 | (734) 981-1333 |