In January 2016 we will run Alpha. Joy is at the heart of the experience of Alpha; in welcoming others, eating together, friendship, simple prayer, the warmth and humour of the talks and in people sharing their stories. The course will be run in the HUME CENTRE, Cortayne Road.
What is ALPHA in a Catholic Context?
Alpha is a tool for evangelisation that is being used by thousands of Catholic parishes in over 70 countries around the world. Alpha is also run by churches of many other denominations to introduce people to the life-changing message of Jesus Christ. This has led to more than 24 million people around the world experiencing Alpha.
Who can come to Alpha?
Anyone who wants to find out more about Christianity. Anyone who wants to re-engage with their faith. Anyone!
Possible reasons for coming along:
I want to deepen my faith…
I want to be able to understand what my children are being taught at their christian faith schools…
I was born a Catholic yet seem to be going through the motions …
I have married a Catholic and I want to understand a little more…
I want to meet people from the parish and wider community…
I want to find out more about Alpha – I have heard a lot about it…
I have done the Alpha course and want to help share it with others…
We will be supported by the Alpha Catholic Context team and will be looking at a series of questions:
12th Jan – Session 1 – Is There More to Life than This?
19th Jan – Session 2 – Who is Jesus?
26th Jan – Session 3 – Why Did Jesus Die?
2nd Feb – Session 4 – How Can I Have Faith?
9th Feb – Session 5 – Why and How Do I Pray and Read the Bible?
23rd Feb – Session 6 – How Does God Guide us?
Weekend day session – SUNDAY 28th Feb 2016 – We have booked the Kairos Centre in Roehampton for this day away.
1st March – Session 7 – How Can I Resist Evil?
8th March – Session 8 – Why and How Should I Tell Others?
15th March – Session 9 – Does God Heal Today?
22nd March Session 10 – What About the Church?
(these dates are presently subject to change but will be what we are working towards)
WHEN – EACH Tuesday evening from 7:30 – 9pm
We will eat together, listen to a talk and then discuss the talk and then end with a closing prayer.
Please would you think and pray about this invitation I give to you. This is not only an opportunity to deepen your faith but it will also be an opportunity to meet other parishioners and reconnect.
If you wish to come along as a guest or a group facilitator then please write back to me.
I look forward to hearing from you.
Fr Mehall, Parish Priest