Couples Small Groups

St. Charles offers men, women, young adults, and couples an opportunity to authentically seek Jesus in small faith sharing communities.  Small Groups are groups of 8 to 12 people who meet weekly in member’s homes throughout the Lake Country area to pray, discuss scripture, and walk with one another in our faith journey.  Small groups are great for anyone desiring community and wishing to grow in their love for Jesus Christ and His Church.

If you wish to join a Small Group or have further questions, please contact Jess Panlener.


  • How does a Small Group compare to a Bible Study?
    • Small groups go beyond just studying scripture.  Members share life and faith, reflect on Sunday Scripture, and pray for and with one another.  Small Groups are the place you connect with other growing disciples.

  • What does a typical small group gathering look like?
    • Small groups generally meet regularly at homes throughout the Lake Country area and last for an hour and a half.  They include time for fellowship, prayer, and reflection on the upcoming Sunday’s Scripture.  Together they dig into a deeper understanding of the Lord and seek to apply it to their own lives.  Group members hold one another accountable to spiritual growth.

  • How long is my commitment to a small group?
    • Small Groups typically meet twice a year, for 6-8 weeks.  Some groups, however, choose to meet year-round.  Traditional small groups meet during the Fall and Lenten Seasons.

  • Am I able to switch groups if my schedule changes or for other reasons?
    • Our desire is to match you with a group that will meet your needs.  However, we are human and sometimes make mistakes.  Please contact the Jess Panlener at 262-367-0800 Ext. 212 and we will work with you to find you another small group.

  • How do I join a group?
    • There are two ways:  prior to the Fall and Lent Small Group seasons we offer an interest sign up that is promoted through the parish bulletin, website and Mass announcements.  Interested people are matched to groups with openings based on their schedule and availability.  You may also contact the Jess Panlener at 262-367-0800 Ext. 212 at any time to inquire about joining a group.  Small Groups are filled on a first come, first serve basis.

  • Director of Discipleship
    (262) 367-0800 ext. 214