Small Faith Groups

We want to help you find a Small Faith Group!

What are “Small Faith Groups”?

  • Small faith groups are one of the many ways that Church of the Ascension parishioners come together to learn, discuss and support each other in their Catholic Christian journey.
  • Small faith groups can come together based on common ground, such as neighborhood, stage of life or gender. Or, they may be based on a shared interest in a particular program of study, or just simply a day of the week that works best to meet.

Why is Father Daniel and Church of the Ascension supporting and encouraging the formation of Small Faith Groups?

  • Our parish has a number of members participating in such groups, and Father Daniel wishes to expand opportunities for others to participate in or form such groups.
  • Survey results after various formation programs have indicated that the most overwhelming benefit of the program was the fellowship of the group.

What are the benefits?

  • Meeting new people who share the same faith
  • Building community
  • Strengthening personal faith

How can I join a group?

  • If you are interested in joining an existing small group at Ascension or in starting a new group, please call or email Janet Jones, Director of Religious Formation. (757-495-1886 x43 or jonesj@ascensionvb.org) Parish volunteer for Small Faith Groups, Ron Vessell, will contact you directly to answer your questions and help you find a Small Faith Group at Ascension.

Are there resources available for study? Or can you recommend study materials?

  • There are some available programs in the Religious Education office that can be loaned out. In addition, Janet Jones ( (757-495-1886 x43 or jonesj@ascensionvb.org) or Ron Vessell can assist you in finding an appropriate study to do.

I feel called to lead a small group.

  • Wonderful! Contact Janet Jones, Director of Religious Formation. (757-495-1886 x43 or jonesj@ascensionvb.org) Parish volunteer for Small Faith Groups, Ron Vessell, will contact you directly to answer your questions and help you find a Small Faith Group at Ascension.

**We are also gathering information regarding existing Small Faith Groups. If you are part of a Small Faith Group, please contact Janet Jones, Director of Religious Formation. (757-495-1886 x43 or jonesj@ascensionvb.org) and let us know when, where, the purpose of your group and whether you are open to new members.