Emmaus Groups

Emmaus Groups is a small group program offered to young adults in the Archdiocese of St. Louis. This dynamic program is a small, faith-sharing community where young adults can walk together on the journey of faith, dive into Scripture, and share life with one another. Groups consist of 5-10 members and meet at the convenience of each group.

Emmaus Groups provide opportunities for young adults who often experience transition and newness in a parish setting. It invites them to connect in a deeper way with other young adults.

As a convert, my biggest fear was that Catholics didn’t care about the Bible. Luckily, I was very wrong! Scripture is at the center of Emmaus and that really helped to ground me in the truth of the Catholic Church.

" FIND OUT MORE " -Tyler Simmons

"As a convert, my biggest fear was that Catholics didn’t care about the Bible. Luckily, I was very wrong! Scripture is at the center of Emmaus and that really helped to ground me in the truth of the Catholic Church."

Over the past two years, my Emmaus group has grown together. We are there to support each other in difficult times, and we share in joyful times. We also have deepened our faith together.

" FIND OUT MORE " -Mary Shipley

"Over the past two years, my Emmaus group has grown together. We are there to support each other in difficult times, and we share in joyful times. We also have deepened our faith together."

I’m a transplant from New York so I don’t have childhood friends in the area. I did not expect to find a group of women of such committed faith who were open to my friendship when joining an Emmaus group.

" FIND OUT MORE " -Gianna Kaloyeros

"I’m a transplant from New York so I don’t have childhood friends in the area. I did not expect to find a group of women of such committed faith who were open to my friendship when joining an Emmaus group."

I’ve been part of an Emmaus group for six months, and I can say without a doubt it has deepened my faith, and given me the support I need to continue thriving. I always go home having learned something.

" FIND OUT MORE " -Kyle Jacoby

"I’ve been part of an Emmaus group for six months, and I can say without a doubt it has deepened my faith, and given me the support I need to continue thriving. I always go home having learned something."

Join an Emmaus Group because it’s good for the soul! Community is good, faith is good, sharing life and recognizing the love of God in our lives with other wonderful people is what it’s all about!

" FIND OUT MORE " -Olivia Cobb

"Join an Emmaus Group because it’s good for the soul! Community is good, faith is good, sharing life and recognizing the love of God in our lives with other wonderful people is what it’s all about!"

After college, it took me a while to find community in St. Louis. It has been such a beautiful experience to learn, pray, and laugh with women who share the common goal of growing in their relationship with Christ.

" FIND OUT MORE " -Annie Touchette

"After college, it took me a while to find community in St. Louis. It has been such a beautiful experience to learn, pray, and laugh with women who share the common goal of growing in their relationship with Christ."

I moved back to St. Louis in 2016 after having spend a few years away studying in Kansas City. Being in an Emmaus group has caused me to grow and learn a lot. I know I’ve found lifelong friends in these men.

" FIND OUT MORE " -Patrick McCoy

"I moved back to St. Louis in 2016 after having spend a few years away studying in Kansas City. Being in an Emmaus group has caused me to grow and learn a lot. I know I’ve found lifelong friends in these men."

FAQs About Emmaus Groups

How do I sign up for an Emmaus Group?

Click the button above that says “Join a Group” and we will place you in the best group for you! If you feel called to lead a group, please click the “Lead a Group” button!

Where and when do groups meet?

Groups meet as decided by the group leader with the input of each of the group members. Groups can meet meet weekly, bi-weekly, or monthly depending on each member’s availability. Most meetings take place at the group leader’s home, but groups can also meet at restaurants, parish halls, coffee shops, or parks. You will be connected to a group where most members live close to you.

Who will I be in a group with?

Our groups are divided into single-sex, co-ed, and engaged/married groups. Our office will place you in a group best suited for you based on your stage of life, age, and location.

Do I have to be Catholic to join an Emmaus Group?

Though most of our members are Catholic, you do not need to be Catholic to join a group. If you are a young adult looking for a faith community, you are welcome! We would love to have you!

What are we studying?

Primarily, Emmaus Groups study and discuss Sacred Scripture. Groups also study the writings of great saints and Christian theologians. Our office publishes Emmaus studies that can be found here. Other small group studies can be found here.

How do I become an Emmaus group leader?

Click the “Lead a Group” button, and our office will contact you to set up an Emmaus Group Leader Training. Through the training you will learn the steps to building an Emmaus Group, practice leading a group, receive resources, and spend time in prayer with other future leaders.

Ready to Take the Next Step?

Signing up is easy, it doesn’t cost anything, and there are no commitments. By signing up, you are simply telling us you’re interested in joining a group. We will follow up with you before assigning you to a group.