For where two or three are gathered together in my name, there am I in the midst of them.”
Matthew 18:20

Connection 2 Christ (C2C) is a movement comprised of small group communities. With the support of Evangelical Catholic, our partner organization, leaders are trained, and small group faith communities are formed. A small group is 6-10 adults who gather regularly to connect their faith with everyday life, reflect on scripture, get to know Jesus better, and make new friends. It is a sure way to grow deeper in your faith.


Contact:  Deacon Ron Diem • 858-653-3582 •

Leader Training

October 5 - 6, 2022

 Invitation for Small Group leaders

Don’t miss the chance to experience Advent in a new and meaningful way!

This November we will start up our C2C small group communities again in anticipation of Advent. Saint Gregory the Great will use a new book called,  “Advent Awakenings: Trust the Lord”, to revive in our hearts the true spirit of the season before Christmas. Groups of 6-10 people will meet for about 90 minutes during each of the four weeks in Advent. Each time the group meets, there will be prayer, the Gospel readings for the following Sunday, reflection, ideas for action, and discussion.

In addition to our current small group leaders, we are seeking additional parishioners to lead groups and grow this community.  How about you?  As a leader, you’ll be given everything you need to succeed – easy resources, training (just two evening sessions), and support from the C2C team here at the parish. You determine when your group should meet.

Please consider being a leader.  Pray about it and let us know if you’re interested.  We’re here to answer any of your questions. Contact Deacon Ron Diem at or Kathy Nuffer at


Small Group Communities

Saint Gregory the Great (STGG) has embarked on a movement to continue the true mission of our Mother the Church, which is to proclaim (evangelize) the Word of God. Evangelization means to proclaim Jesus Christ in our words and action. STGG is providing a means of fulfilling the mission by establishing small groups of 6 to 10 members to share life and faith with one another, reflect upon God’s Word, and pray for and with one another.

Small Groups are a primary vehicle for the movement of the Holy Spirit. They create environments where friendship and God’s Word serve as catalysts for deeper conversion.

Saint Gregory has partnered with Evangelical Catholic to provide a pathway for our journey to Christ and equip our parish to drive a movement of evangelization by developing a community of lay disciples committed to:

  1. Prayer – Deep, regular, and vulnerable prayer- both individually and communally – that fosters intimacy with God and reliance upon him in all things.
  2. Discipleship – A lifetime pursuit of Jesus, growing in habits and attitudes that foster holiness.
  3. Community – Mutual sharing of life, faith, and encouragement with other believers.
  4. Evangelization – Sharing the Good News of God’s love with others, in both word and action.

These small groups are formed and led by a leader or facilitator who has received instruction, training, extensive resources, and ongoing shepherding by the parish.

Connection to Christ team. They help to bring Spirit-filled prayer, discussion of the Word, and the cultivation of friendships to these small groups as they journey together to God through our Lord Jesus and the Holy Spirit.

For more information, contact Deacon Ron at

1% Challenge

1% of your day is 14 Minutes and 24 Seconds
(For the sake of simplicity, let’s round that up to 15 minutes)

How you spend that time could change your life. Try spending 15 minutes each day in God’s presence – reading, reflecting, responding, and resting with his Word. Take the 30-day kick start challenge described here. Unplug for 1% of your day with no dings, no pings, no-frills, no multi-tasking. Just you, the Lord, and His Word. It has always been a life-changing practice and it always will be. God’s word is unpredictable in its power.

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