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Explore Life. Faith. Meaning.

Offered in an online format
Beginning Monday, Sept. 29
No cost, no commitment, no pressure.

Alpha Online - Tuesdays, beginning Sept 29, 7-8:30 p.m.

Whether it’s a group of friends gathered around a kitchen table, or a  quick online catch-up, times of connecting are important. It’s no  different at Alpha. Whether in person over a meal or virtually with a  cup of tea, all sessions start with a time to connect, relax and build  friendships.

 

The Alpha talks are designed to engage people from all walks of life and  inspire conversation. They explore the big issues of life and faith and  unpack the basics of Christian belief, addressing questions like “Who  is Jesus?”, “Why and how do I pray?” and “How does God guide us?”

 

The discussion time is an opportunity for you to respond to the talk,  hear from others, and contribute your own perspective in an honest,  friendly, and open environment.

 

Jesus: The Way, The Truth and The Life- Wednesdays, beginning Oct 7 7-8:30 p.m. 10 weeks

In-person or via Zoom (your choice!)

Jesus: The Way, the Truth, and the Life is a 10-week video study program and book.  Anchored in the life of Christ as presented in the Gospels, this study  explores the entirety of Jesus’ life—who he is, what he is really like,  what he taught, what he did for our salvation, and what all of this  means for us as Catholics today.

 

Presented by Dr. Marcellino D’Ambrosio, Jeff Cavins, and Dr. Edward Sri, this study was filmed in the Holy Land so Catholics can experience the  extraordinary world in which Jesus lived and taught—the historical  context, the politics, the clashing cultures, the history, and the  ancient land—and see where the most significant events of his life took place, from his infancy to his ascension.

 

This study shows, in a simple way, how Jesus,  the Incarnate God, is both fully divine and fully human—his intimacy  with the Father, his revelation of the Father’s love, and his  extraordinary influence on his disciples, his followers, and even his  enemies.

Most importantly, this  encounter with Christ will inspire and empower you to center your  entire life in him as you come to know and love him in an ever-deeper  and more intimate way. 

 

Each video will be preceded by a lively group discussion. Everyone who participates will receive the color-coded The Jesus Timeline Chart, a copy of the book by Marcellino D'Ambrosio, as well as the Study guide. The course fee is $40. If the fee is a barrier, please email us at stmarksreled@bellaliant.com.  All are welcome in our programs - the fee will be waived if it is a hardship! 

 

The Bible Timeline Starter - Mondays, beginning Oct 26 7-8:30 p.m. 12 sessions

In-person or via Zoom (your choice!)

If you want a better understanding of our faith, and a deeper relationship with God, then you should join us for The Bible Timeline Study, beginning October 26, 2020. By being a part of this study, you will not only benefit personally, but you will also help to bring about a profound renewal in our parish as we all grow closer to Christ.  We meet every two weeks with on option for in-person as well as virtual - you choose the way you would like to participate to suit your needs!  The course is 24 sessions over 2 years; we break from May-September.  

 

The Bible Timeline is a Catholic Bible study that can help anyone to make sense of the Bible and experience the life-changing power of God’s Word. The study takes you on a journey through the entire Bible and brings you deep into each period of salvation history, so that you can discover the amazing story woven throughout all of Scripture. The Bible Timeline has helped hundreds of thousands of people to have a better understanding of the Bible and a deeper relationship with Christ, and it will help you too.

 

The study will include a series of videos presented by Jeff Cavins. Each video will be preceded by a lively group discussion. Materials supplied include the Study manual, Timeline Chart, & Bookmark.  The course fee is $50, which will cover both years. If the fee is a barrier, please email us at stmarksreled@bellaliant.com.  All are welcome in our programs - the fee will be waived if it is a hardship! 

 

The Bible Timeline Matthew - Mondays, beginning Jan 13 7-9:30 p.m. 12 sessions

In-person or via Zoom (your choice!)

The next step in the Great Adventure Study!  You should complete The Bible Timeline before beginning this study.

 

This study program shows how Jesus fulfills God’s promises to  Israel and establishes his kingdom on earth. Through references to the  Old Testament promises of God to his people and the messages God sent  them through the prophets, the Matthew Bible study program provides the  key to understanding the rest of the New Testament and Christ as the  fulfillment of God’s plan.

 

In this 24-part study of the  Gospel of Matthew, presenter Jeff Cavins explains how Jesus is  challenging and empowering us to a new level of holiness and shows how  we must be thoroughly immersed in the kingdom of heaven on earth, the  Church, to live it.  We cover sessions 1-12 from January to June 2021, then resume sessions 13-24 in late Fall 2021. 

 

The study will include a series of videos presented by Jeff Cavins. Each video will be preceded by a lively group discussion. Everyone who participates will receive the study guide. The course fee is $40, which will cover both years. If the fee is a barrier, please email us at stmarksreled@bellaliant.com.  All are welcome in our programs - the fee will be waived if it is a hardship! 

 

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