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Small Group Testimonials

My Small Group Experience...


My Husband Jeff Keeling and I facilitate a small group for couples at our home. Over five or six years we have been blessed to share regular time with individuals and couples of varying ages and backgrounds that we may never have gotten to know without this ministry. Each of them has had a lasting impact on our own faith journey and prayer life.

Sometimes the ember of faith we were given at our Baptism burns slowly over many years without much noticeable change. Fueled with the Holy Spirit, and stirred by the Small Group experience, faith

can burn like a purifying wild fire that affects every aspect of life. Being involved in this ministry has added a new dimension to our marriage, and provides endless fuel to the flame of our own faith.

In the Book of Revelation, St. John reveals a warning from our Lord God; “because you are lukewarm, neither hot nor cold, I will spit you out of my mouth.” [Not a pretty picture] This image reminds me of why we are involved in Small Groups at Christ King, where strangers have become friends, as together we pray and explore the richness of our beautiful Catholic faith.

Like the small flickering flame on our Baptism candle, we have each been given all that is necessary, the seed of faith. Being involved in Small Groups can fan into flames this precious gift.

Mary Eileen Geary


“I facilitate a Small Group of enthusiastic young adults on Monday nights. Some are new to Milwaukee, some are new to the parish, and a couple of us attended grade school at Christ King. We encourage each other to not only make time for God in our daily lives, but to make Him the center of our lives. We provide support for each other through successes, struggles, and life changes.

So far, we have enjoyed discussing the Sunday scripture readings and what they mean in our lives today. We try to pick out one theme in particular that Jesus calls us to live out in the coming week. In the New Year, we will start a DVD series called “Unlocking the Bible” which is a bible timeline study. It will give us the framework to put the weekly readings into perspective.

My small group has been such a blessing in my spiritual life. They challenge me to pray more, stress less, and live courageously as a disciple of God. I enjoy seeing group members at Mass, parish events, and out in Wauwatosa. I hope the Holy Spirit inspires YOU to sign up for a Small Group, wherever you are on your faith journey!“

Kelsey Kasmerchak


"My husband Todd and I facilitate a small group between the masses on Sunday, made up of mostly young families with busy schedules and little free time. We’ve been doing this for a couple of years now and every session is such a blessing to us. Childcare is offered in the playroom downstairs and the older kids are often at Religious Education. This offers us the opportunity to actually have uninterrupted conversations, something rare with young children in our lives. We always enjoy the lively and thoughtful conversations we have. We come with our doubts, questions, fear and failures and find comfort and hope in others’ words and experiences.
love feeling like we have a church family now, something we’ve never had before. Mass is filled with familiar faces and we have a sense of community here at Christ King. For Todd and I, as well as our two girls having a group of believers to do life with, see in the community, gather at church together, pray with, etc has been one of the most rewarding outcomes of our group. If our ultimate goal is to be disciples and to make disciples, I don’t know of a better way to begin that journey or continue that journey than being in a small group.” Kristin Fischer