Small Groups

Join a small group at Holy Name of Jesus!

What is a small group?

A Small Group “… fosters personal relationships, builds community and provides formation to help parishioners grow as joyful missionary disciples of Christ.”  - Archbishop Hebda (Pastoral Letter, You will be my Witnesses (2022).

Small Groups can have a more traditional foundation or can take a prayerful or study focus based on personal preference. For example:

A traditional small group consists of four to ten people of the same sex in a similar state of life such as young adulthood, married life, single life or retired life and meets one to three times/month. The focus is on general discipleship and provides an experience of trust, vulnerability and uplifting friendship among members.

A prayer group meets with the specific goal of intercessory prayer or charismatic prayer. This includes members from all generations calling upon the Holy Spirit for healing and increased presence in each member's life.

A study group meets with the goal of...well studying! It could be a book by Fulton Sheen, a podcast by Fr. Mike, an old-fashioned Bible study on Acts or a book on marriage. The possibilities are endless!


Why join a small group?

Jesus started his universal church in a small group, so we are adopting the same strategy at HNOJ.  

While we are blessed with a very large, dynamic parish, it can be overwhelming to find close connections and friendships and to think “I’m just another number.”

You’re NOT just another number. 

Whether you are new to the parish or not, we can help you get started.  

  • Meet people with similar interests at HNOJ
  • Develop authentic friendships and a support group
  • Deepen your personal relationship with Our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ

New and don't know where to start? Enter your information in our small group survey (to the left of this text box) or email Tim and he'll help you find a group that fits best for you!

Announcements: (Updated March 2023)

A young men's group is trying to form in the local area! This group will pursue Jesus Christ as the center of their life and model Christian accompaniment while acknowledging their own struggles and weaknesses. Qualifications: Be a young man aged 21-28 with a heart that desires to know and love Jesus. Email Tim Lyngdal or call him at 763-746-8190 if you're interested.

Quad Small groups are currently enrolling! Learn more here:

A women's study/faith-sharing group is welcoming new members for their Spring Session in which they will watch a video series on the Holy Spirit with discussion after. They meet every other Tuesday and the group is composed of mothers with grade school-age children but are open to women of any age. Contact Heather to learn more.

Get connected to your faith family and sign up for a group!

Do you have a topic you wish you could study?  Let us know.

Want to start your own group?  We can help.

Our designated staff person, Tim Lyngdal, is happy to meet with you if you want to start there.

We are eager to help everyone in our family to get connected.

Contact Tim Lyngdal or call 763-746-8190.