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Alpha is an 11-week programme which looks at the meaning of life and faith through a Christian perspective.

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Our programme begins at St Mary’s on 15th August with dinner at 6.30 pm each week. After dinner, we will have a short video presentation followed by small group discussions in a friendly environment. 

Please fill in your registration form here. For any inquiries email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

We look forward to seeing you all.

Kind regardsAlpha Video

St Mary’s Alpha Team

 

Registration Form for Alpha – St. Mary’s

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st mary
40-44 Seddon Street, Glenholme, Rotorua 3010

18th April Holy Thursday 7.00pm
19th April Good Friday 3.00pm
20th April Saturday Vigil 7.00pm
21st April Easter Sunday 10.00am & 5.00pm
22nd April Easter Monday 9.00am

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5 Lake Road, Ohinemutu, Rotorua
19th April Good Friday 3.00pm
21st April Easter Sunday 8.00am

  • This is a refresher course for Catholics who wish to return to the practice of their Catholic faith or for Catholics who wish to renew their Catholic faith.
  • The programme presents the treasures of the Church over four weeks by text and video.
  • We look at ways of praying and creating the habit of prayer.

 

  • The next programme runs weekly at 7.00 pm on Tuesday nights commencing 5th November 2019 for four weeks until 26th November at St. Mary's, corner of Seddon and Ranolf Street. The March programme runs weekly on Tuesday nights starting Tuesday 3rd March 2020 for four weeks until 24th March.

 

  • The programme gives people an opportunity to ask questions and have a discussion in an informal setting and to make new friends as everyone who returns to the practice of their faith needs support.

 

  • After the Catholics Returning Home programme those who attended are encouraged to start the Alpha Programme which begins on 15th August at 6.30 pm also at St Mary's. 

 

  • An important part of returning to the practice of one’s faith is getting into the habit of attending Sunday Mass weekly. 

 

  • Confession is also essential before receiving Holy Communion if you have been away from the Church. We look at how to go to Confession and how to make it more approachable.

For any enquires please email Fr Eamon Kennedy This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

You are very welcome to attend and we would love to see you.

Kind regards,

Fr Eamon Kennedy

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BECOMING a CATHOLIC

 About our Programme: 

  •  Our Parish runs a programme for adults who wish to become a Catholic or explore the possibilities of joining the Catholic Church.
  •  Our programme for adults is continuous and people are welcome to join at any time. We meet every Wednesday at 7.00 pm at St Mary’s.
  • The programme takes at least 18 months and is called the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults or the RCIA. 
  • Those who begin the RCIA may also do Alpha, which is a good introduction to Jesus, prayer and community.
  • It takes time for adults to be formed in the traditions and practices of the Catholic Church.
  •  The RCIA is a gradual process of conversion.
  • An essential part of the RCIA is to attend Sunday Mass weekly which is the source and summit of the Catholic Church.
  •  Adults normally enter the Church at the Easter Vigil Mass.

For further enquires please email Fr Eamon Kennedy at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or text/call 021 616 950.  Or Deacon John Limrick at  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

You are very welcome and we would love to see you.

Kind regards
Fr Eamon Kennedy

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