More Good News from
"a Home of Small Christian Communities"
Rev. Ignatius Plathanam, CMI, introduced RENEW: Spiritual Renewal for the 21st Century to St. Monica in Palatka, FL in 2006. Many of those original small groups have continued to meet over the years and are participating in RENEW's Why Catholic? program of adult faith formation and evangelization.
Fr. Ignatius is an enthusiastic believer in the power of small Christian communities, as evidenced by St. Monica's Mission Statement:
To be a Home of Small Christian Communities,
In each issue of the parish newsletter, Saint Monica Messenger, a different small group is featured. The December 2012 issue features the "Saint Phillip Community," which added four new members this past season, and relates what the group has been doing to move faith into action.
helping each other to connect life and faith,
and welcoming all to the compassionate love of Jesus.