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Fruits of the Spirit and collaboration of small Christian communities / Pequeñas comunidades eclesiales: Frutos del Espíritu Santo y la colaboración de la comunidad


San Felipe Apostle Parish in the city of Chihuahua, Mexico, has recently started its second year of ¿Por qué ser católico? (Why Catholic? in Spanish) The process began last year with 30 people attending workshops. By the end of that first year, 250 people participated, prayed, and shared their faith. There are now 21 small groups in this parish committed to evangelizing and catechizing their people and to becoming a community of small communities. These 21 small groups are made up of teenagers, young adults both married and single, and even senior citizens . The success of ¿Por qué ser católico? in the parish is due to the great collaboration and coordination of the Parish Team and their pastor, Msgr. Luis L. Padilla.

¿Por qué ser católico? has enhanced the sense of community in the parish and has brought the parishioners closer together. One of the Parish Team members shared her experience with us: “Through the small groups and my work with the Parish Team, God has given me the opportunity to grow more deeply in His love and have the experience of seeing the Parish Team has become my extended family.”

We invite you to watch this video they created to see how the ministers of the parish, longtime parishioners, and newcomers reflect together on the Word of God. They joyously serve our Lord in welcoming each other and enthusiastically learn the teachings of our Catholic Church.


La parroquia de San Felipe Apóstol en la Ciudad de Chihuahua, México, ha iniciado su segundo año de ¿Por qué ser católico?, con gran entusiasmo y con 21 pequeñas comunidades eclesiales. Esta parroquia se ha tomado en serio su papel de evangelizar y catequizar por medio de pequeños grupos y así tener una comunidad parroquial de pequeñas comunidades. Para que todo éste proceso esté funcionando la colaboración y la coordinación del Equipo Parroquial y de su párroco, Monseñor Luis L. Padilla ha sido esencial y verdaderamente han hecho su trabajo. Al inicio del proceso cuando se dieron los primeros talleres solo asistieron 30 personas. Para el retiro y el término del libro La oración del cristiano tuvimos una participación de 250 personas. Entre estos 21 grupos tenemos adolescentes, jóvenes adultos casados y solteros, y grupos de personas de la tercera edad.

En el video que se presenta a continuación conocerán algunas de las pequeñas comunidades y el nombre de cada una de ellas. En sus rostros se refleja el entusiasmo y las ganas de acercarse más a Dios y a los demás, mientras aprenden y comparten la experiencia de ser Iglesia.

Cultural Mosaic appears monthly in both English and Spanish.

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