Advent Small Groups

Advent Small Groups

Advent is a special season for the Church. It is the time when the world prepares to celebrate the coming of Christ. We often lose sight of the point of this season because we get so caught up in our preparations, and we find ourselves no more transformed on Christmas Day than we were at the start of Advent.

One way our parish is seeking to prepare for Jesus’ birth and experience true transformation in this powerful season is by engaging in small groups through a program called Rejoice! An Advent Pilgrimage into the Heart of Scripture, Year B. This year, we will explore the Sunday Mass readings through daily reflections, prayer, and journaling, with weekly prayer videos from Ascension Press. You will meet 3 times before Christmas for 1 – 1 hr 15 minutes.

Rejoice! An Advent Pilgrimage into the Heart of Scripture, Year B.


What does Rejoice! Offer?

Full-color Advent journal with daily reflections, prayers and illustrations
4 weekly supplemental Advent reflection videos (approximately 10 minutes each)


Fr. Mark Toups
Sr. Josephine Garrett
Fr. Josh Johnson


Each Day, you’ll enjoy …

A word – Focus on a single word each day to help you enter more deeply into that week’s readings.
A reflection – Explore each week’s readings and enter more deeply into them.
A prompt – Space is provided each day to journal. Record how the Lord is speaking to you this Advent.

Small Groups

At St. Anne’s we hope that every parishioner can either find or start a small group in which they are welcomed, accepted and enriched. Our small groups meet weekly in homes, coffee shops, virtually or at the parish. The average size is between 6 and 8 persons. Each group will have an assigned facilitator who acts as a friend and guide to the small group members. We hope that groups wish to continue meeting after Advent.

Small Group Sign Up- CLOSED


Facilitate a Small Group

Register now to facilitate a Small Group! It’s easy – you don’t need any prior experience. All training and materials are provided. All participants will receive a book with daily prompts. You will reflect together on the prompt for whichever day you meet. Simply choose the day, time and location that is convenient for you. Taniele Tucker, our Director of Discipleship & Small Groups will host an training on how to facilitate a small group. Once you do, you can invite fellow parishioners, friends, co-workers, neighbors, or newcomers to your group using the platform we’ve set up for you. Parish spaces are limited so we suggest offering your home (or even studio apartment!) as a gathering space. Groups can also gather in a coffee shop.

Facilitating a small group is a great leadership opportunity that draws others into deeper relationships with Christ and his Church. Facilitators should be willing to open leading the group in prayer and reflection and maintain contact with the Director of Discipleship and Small Groups for the continued development of their small group.


Upcoming Dates

November 10th

Member Registration opens

November 19th – 11:30 am to 12:30 pm

Facilitator Training after Sunday Mas

Week of December 3rd

Advent Small Groups begin

Sign up for Advent Small Groups opens November 10th. You’ll be able to choose to join the group you wish to join based on:
Location (virtual or in person). In person gatherings will be hosted by the facilitator
Group type (single gender, mixed gender, multi-generational etc)

If there are currently no groups open to join, please consider signing up to be a facilitator. Perhaps God wants to do more than you can imagine with your desire!




Taniele Tucker

Director of Discipleship and Small Groups | 206-282-0223 ext 307