Parish cells are faith groups of 4 to 12 people, who meet every two weeks in the informal setting of a home"
"A cell group provides a place where friendships are formed and faith deepens. It enables people to see the relevance of their faith in all that they do"
"The aim of the parish cell group is to foster within a parish a greater community spirit and an awareness of God in a more personal way"
“Meeting in homes, to share joys and difficulties, is a genuine experience of evangelisation that is very like what took place in the early days of the church”
- Pope Francis (5 Sept 2015)
New Parish Cells Podcast series!
Fr. Michael Hurley has recorded three brief podcasts under the themes of
A) The Story of Parish Cells; B) Benefits of Cells; and C) How to launch Parish Cells?
Individuals from various backgrounds and areas in Ireland will add new ones and address different aspects of the parish cell experience.
The primary purpose of these podcasts is to communicate a method of evangelization that works in renewing parish life and that inspires people to know God’s mercy and announce the Good News of Jesus Christ.
Episode 1 - The story of Parish Cells by Fr Michael Hurley
Episode 2 - Benefits of Cells by Fr Michael Hurley
Episode 3 - Launching Parish Cells by Fr Michael Hurley
Episode 4 - Parish Cell Experience by Deacon Noel Ryan
Parish Cells meet with Pope Francis
Pope Francis met with members of Parish Cells from around the world in the Vatican in November 2019. Parish Cells from Ireland were represented by a number of parishes.
See Pope Francis address to attendees and images from the day