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THE ALPHA EXPERIENCE

Last updated: 2017.04.21

The next Alpha Experience will be offered on Tuesday nights in the Fall of 2017 starting with a Celebration reunion and "Come and See Dinner" on Tuesday September 19th. Information about Alpha Tuesdays in the Fall is provided further down this page.

To register for Alpha, click HERE.

In the meantime, there are two events in the works for NEXT week:

Monday nights 7pm starting April 24th: CCO (Catholic Christian Outreach) Discovery Series - Contact Jackie for more info: odonnell_jackie@yahoo.ca

Tuesday nights 7-9pm starting April 25th: Bible Study Book of Acts- Joan Gregorich

This 5-week course uses the Inductive Bible Study Method to study the first 8 chapters of the Book of Acts. This method was introduced last spring in the study of the Book of Ruth, but if you missed that course, no worries.

The Book of Acts tells the story of the early church and the evangelization that helped to build it. Besides studying Acts, we will also be learning some basic evangelization tools to help launch us as missionary disciples.

Starts Tuesday, April 25, 7:00-9:00 pm, in the Church Hall

Bring your Bible and a pen. A $10 fee covers the cost of course notes.

Phone the church office to register, or call or email Joan Gregorich (613-739-7854; joangregorich@gmail.com).

and next month:

New Evangelization Summit 2017

On May 12th& 13th join thousands of Catholics from across North America at the premier conference on the New Evangelization. The event will be held at the Infinity Conference Centre in Ottawa with live-stream video to host sites across Canada, the US and beyond. This year’s Summit is featuring 8 world-class Catholic speakers including: Bishop Robert Barron, Patrick Sullivan, Tom Corcoran and more. Limited seating so don’t wait - Register online today https://www.newevangelization.ca/

Alpha Tuesdays in the Fall:

We will be compiling a list of those wanting to serve in some capacity on the Fall Alpha. Possibilities include: Come and See Dinner, music team, prayer partners, the kitchen community, group helpers, setup & teardown, and decorating. Group helpers need to have already had the full Alpha Experience.

The only requirement to serve on Alpha is a willing heart, the capacity to listen to other's needs, and the ability to commit to the weekly Alpha sessions.

Those who wish to return for a second experience, normally do so in a serving role.

Alpha sessions always begin with a hot dinner at 6:30pm and end by 9pm. We meet in the downstairs hall, accessed from the rear parking lot.

There is no fee for Alpha, although small contributions are accepted to help defray expenses.

You may be curious, and might just want to just come and listen without any pressure or commitment. There are no tests and no prior knowledge is expected of you. Your opinion is welcomed. You may occasionally wonder about the purpose of life or why you are here on Earth. You may wonder about death and about Jesus. You may have questions and like to listen to answers on things which are important to you. You may choose not to ask any questions yourself

We will look forward to welcoming you and your friends.

The Alpha Experience is for those aged (almost) 18 and older.

The dinner will be followed by a teaching film and a chance to ask questions.

If you have any concerns which you would like resolved before registering, please contact us.

Rob & Lynne Brooks

email: alpha@stmarysottawa.ca

You may leave a message anytime at: 613 728-9811 x701

Your invitation to another, may be the gift that changes lives!

Registration will be possible via this webpage http://www.stmarysottawa.ca/#/home/alpha which will be updated as necessary.

Notice boards at St Mary's Parish will also explain how to register.

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