What is Alpha?

Alpha is a parish tool for evangelisation where everyone is welcome. The same Alpha content is run all over the world, by Christians of all traditions, sharing the good news of Jesus. Each session has three key ingredients:  HOSPITALITY; TALK/PRESENTATION; DISCUSSION.  Click for more information on Alpha in the Catholic Context. Catholic Alpha

There is  a lovely short video here on the  iCatholic player about Alpha –

Alpha in the Parish!

On Tuesday 15th September 2020 we started an online Alpha Course in the parish – primarily for members of the Parish Pastoral Council but with another 10/11 people from other ministry groups also.  The course will run over 11 weeks on Tues evening. Basically we gathered online on Zoom, watched the first Alpha DVD together and then had some chat and discussion in smaller break-out groups.  I will post the link to each DVD every week so that participants can re-watch and anyone interested can watch the video at home.  We hope to run more Alpha courses in the future – you never know, you might like to sign up for the next one!

(You may notice the Video numbers are out of sync with those on the Alpha website – because our group are all people of faith in one sense or another, we started at the second video rather than the first one)

Who is Jesus?  Tuesday 15th Sept 2020    First Video 

Why did Jesus die?   Tuesday 22nd Sept  Second Video

How can I have Faith?  Tuesday 29th Sept  Third Video

Why and How should I Pray?  Tuesday 6th Oct  Fourth Video

Why and How Should I Read the Bible? Tuesday 13th Oct Fifth Video

How Does God Guide Us? Tuesday 20th Oct  Sixth Video 

Why and How Should I Tell Others? Tuesday 27th Oct  Seventh Video

ALPHA Retreat Weekend  –  Fri and Sat 30th and 31st October 2020

Introduction to the Weekend  Friday 30th Oct  Eighth Video

Who is the Holy Spirit? Friday 30th Oct  Ninth Video?

How Can I be Filled With the Holy Spirit? Saturday 31st Oct  Tenth Video

Additional Videos for the Weekend

What Does the Holy Spirit Do?  Eleventh Video

How Can I Make the Most of the Rest of my Life?  Twelfth Video