Small Groups are a great way for everyone to build a closer, more tight knit community centered around the Catholic faith and common life experiences. In a small group setting, you can connect with other students, grow in your faith, and challenge each other to be more like Jesus. Small Groups meet on various days and times throughout the week in various locations, from dorms to coffee shops, at home and on campus. Church becomes small and life change happens. Want to know more about small groups? Check the FAQ. If you aren’t involved in a group, you’re missing out on one of the best avenues for spiritual growth and connection to community. Our current small groups are:
UNDERGRADUATES Men's Groups Women's Groups Co-ed small groups Bible Study Discernment group
GRADUATES AND YOUNG ADULTS Theology on Tap
WHOLE COMMUNITY Newman Center Reading Group Friday Family Gathering Bible Study: Introduction to the Bible Study Group: Laudato Si (Praise Be to You)
You can also form your own groups. Gather some folks, form a group, and sign up today! A sampling of group options include:
Intergenerational Groups Newly Married Parents with Young Children Working Professionals Widows and Widowers New Parishioners UO Faculty Group: A Catholic faculty and others dedicated to promoting the Catholic intellectual tradition at the University of Oregon and beyond. This organization could support several activities, including a public lecture series, a faculty-student dinner, a Doctors of the Church faculty-student seminar, various study groups, maybe a Lenten faculty retreat, and maybe an annual appeal to support Catholic education and Newman Ministry in general.
How Can I Lead or Host a Group?
We love it when people are interested in leading or hosting a small group. If you want to lead a small group, please read the leadership qualifications below, then contact us so we can help you get your group up and running.
Newman Small Groups Leadership Qualifications •A baptized, confirmed, and practicing Catholic, in good standing •Attends Newman Sunday Masses faithfully •Has been in a Newman Small Group before; experience as a leader or co-leader is preferred •Recommended by a Newman Small Groups leader, Newman staff member, or the Pastor • Has a background check in place at Newman
We provide training that will equip you to get you started If you have these qualifications, you can lead a Newman Small Group!