After Vatican II, every Christian is called to feel with the Church and to live the Church realizing his or her vocation through baptism in the ministries of the Church. Though almost half a century has passed, the reality is, very often, it is the ordained ministers who dominate the scene or are struggling to fulfil the task. The clearest sign of a mature faith, according to John Paul II is, the evangelizing activity of the Christian community, first in its own locality, and then elsewhere as part of the Church’s universal mission. The Small Christian Communities (SCCs) have emerged in response to the pastoral needs of the local churches and assisted the Christian communities in the process of maturing of the sense of faith in day to day lives. The emergence of SCCs is to be considered as a gift of the present times to live the Church and to build Christian communities.

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