It is true that being a Christian means saying “yes” to Jesus Christ, but let us remember that this “yes” has two levels; it consists in surrendering to the Word of God and relying on it, but it also means, at a later stage, endeavoring to know better-and-better the profound meaning of this Word.
—John Paul II
Create Community. Accompany Others. Grow as Disciples.
The community has always been the instrument that the Spirit uses to bring about the great renewals throughout the history of the Church. Today it is the community that should be the lampstand on which the great light, the Holy Spirit, is placed, so that it gives light to all in the house.
—Cardinal Raniero Cantalamessa
You weren’t meant to do life alone
“Encounter/Grow/Witness” is the threefold dimension of the Christian life. Once we encounter Jesus, we are then called to grow daily as His disciples. Grow Groups are one way Our Lady of Mercy is responding to our missionary identity where we are called to help parishioners grow continually in discipleship.
After encountering the person of Jesus, it is crucial that we enter a stage of maturation. That is to say, a time where we endeavor to better know the One we encountered. The more we come to know about Jesus, the more we fall in love with Him. The only safe place to do this is under the guidance of the Church community with other Christians seeking to know him. We encourage you to take advantage of ways to grow in your relationship with Jesus and quench the thirst within us all.