Alpha November 2011 Post Primary Schools [Sun. 20th. Nov. 2011]
Alpha September 2011 (Click Here for notes from Jan 2011)
What is Alpha?
Alpha is an opportunity for anyone to explore the Christian faith in a relaxed setting over ten thought-provoking weekly sessions.
Over 16 million people worldwide have attended an Alpha course, an opportunity to explore the meaning of life, running in tens of thousands of churches of all denominations across the world.
Youth Alpha in Schools
On Monday we welcome Jonny Somerville to our Parish. Jonny will work with the Parish Team in the Post Primary schools on Mondays for the next three months. He will run three Youth Alpha Courses between now and Christmas during R.E Time. Please keep Jonny and the team as well as the young people participating in this exciting new initiative in your prayers.
Sunday Evenings for young people
This Sunday evening the Junior PPC and the Parish team will will hold an hour of music, prayer and craic for young people in Secondary Schools, from 7.00-8.00pm in the Day Chapel. This will run every Sunday. In time we hope to include a youth Alpha Course. We invite young people to come along and to bring a friend! We invite parents of teenagers to encourage their son or daughter to attend – they won’t be disappointed.
Classic Alpha Courses
Rev William Hayes and his team are currently running Classic Alpha Course in Loughreys Pub on Thursdays, 8.00pm. This will involve a 40 min live talk and discussion after.
In February 2012 the Parish team will run two Alpha courses. This will involve prayer, music, a 20 minute talk, refreshments and concludes with discussion. Last February the parish also ran two of these courses and over 50 people completed them. More details in the new year.
The Alpha course begins this week!
The course will run on Monday's beginning 31st January after the 10.00am Mass in the Parish Centre. There is also a chance to take part on Tuesday's, beginning 1st February at 8.00pm in the Day Chapel. The title of the first talk: Christianity: Boring, Untrue and Irrelevant?
What people say about alpha:
I was quite cynical ... but it was brilliant to be able to question openly in a supportive atmosphere
Alpha is simple. Its all about friendship with each other and with Jesus Christ, the only hope for our lives. - Ger Nevin, Offaly
I find Alpha exciting. I'm the kind of person that loves a challenge. Alpha has given me a language to speak to people I meet about Jesus. It has even given me a language to share my faith with my own children. Pat Shannon, Dublin businessman
Alpha is a 10-week course that explores some of the basic truths of the Christian faith:
QUESTIONS PEOPLE ASK
Q. I have recently returned to Mass and want to get more understanding. What is the plan for selecting the Gospels for Sunday Mass?
Fr Silvester O’Flynn OFM Intercom Dec/Jan