The Archdiocese hosts a ‘Run Alpha’ training day for parishes interested in trying Alpha.
Alpha is an evangelisation opportunity in which anyone can come to learn about Jesus and the basics of Christianity, nd can be utilised in a Catholic context
The hospitality and welcome offered by the facilitators is a key component to making your Alpha run well. Join us to learn more about Alpha and learn how to run the most effective Alpha you can.
Join us on Saturday 10 June, from 9:30am to 3:30pm at the Gillis Centre, 100 Strathearn Road, Edinburgh, EH9 1BB. Please bring a packed lunch. Register on Eventbrite: bit.ly/archedventbrite
Schedule for the day:
9:30am - Arrivals and Welcome (coffee available)
10:00am – Intro to Alpha in a Catholic Context & Sample Alpha session ‘Why Did Jesus Die?’
11:15am– Q&A (coffee break)
11:45am – Sample Alpha Day Pt 1 ‘Who is the Holy Spirit?’
12.30pm - Lunch (People bring their own)
1:30pm – Sample Alpha Day Pt 2 ‘How Can I be filled with the Holy Spirit?’
2:00pm – Model prayer ministry
2:30pm – Q&A, coffee and cake
Parishes invited to get online for evangelisation
Parishes can take advantage of online training next month to help the missionary challenge of Catholic evangelisation.
The team at 'Alpha - Catholic Context UK' has developed a package to help set up an Alpha Online course this Autumn.
Mike Roche, Alpha UK Catholic Context Development Manager, said: "We have put this training together to help parishes run Alpha Online so that they can be fully equipped to continue the Church's mission of evangelisation even in the midst of the current pandemic.
"We know that many parishes have wanted to do more with evangelisation during the pandemic but haven't necessarily always had the tools available. So, these sessions are designed especially for them."
Mike and Jo de Paula from the Alpha team will host three one-hour sessions next month.
Thursday 3rd September 7.30pm - 'Alpha Online 101'. Register here
Thursday 10th September 7.30pm - 'How to host Alpha Online Small Groups'. Register here
Thursday 17th September 7.30pm - 'Prayer on Alpha Online'. Register here
A further part of the training will be to attend one of the 'Come and See' Tuesdays and the 'Come and See' Alpha Day where the team from Alpha UK will model what Alpha sessions look like online.
Every Tuesday 7:45pm throughout September - 'Come and See'. Register here
Saturday 26th September 10am - 11.30am - 'Come and See Alpha Day'. Register here