Small Church Communities, consisting of 8-12 parishioners, come together to be a little church within a larger church. They allow parishioners to provide support and encouragement to each other by sharing their personal experiences and getting to know one another through fellowship and outreach. There are five characteristics of small church communities: prayer/reflection, faith sharing, mutual support, continued education and mission/outreach.
Some groups choose to use resource materials for sharing Scripture: Fr. Tobin's commentaries.