Check out two adult courses are being offer this Fall:
Alpha -- A 10-week Practical Introduction
to the Christian Faith
Alpha is an exploration of Christianity for people from a wide range of spiritual backgrounds. It is presented in a fun, non-threatening format. The asking of questions is encouraged. It presents the basic Gospel message. Alpha is a course, a practical tool for evangelism, and life in the Spirit. Are you seeking a deeper spiritual life, or want to pursue spiritual questions: Join us for an exciting Alpha Course. Meet new friends, learn more about Christianity.
Anyone can come. Anyone interested in finding out more about the Christian faith is welcome.
Learning and laughter. Join others in a relaxed atmosphere.
Pasta (or other great food.) Each weekly session begins with dinner.
Helping one another. Dinner is followed by large-group presentation and small group discussion.
Ask anything. Here's your chance to ask your questions and express your opinions.
The fellowship typically starts with the Information/Overview Dinner each September. Each evening includes dinner at 6:00 pm on Thursdays, in our Social Hall located in the activities building. Beyond dinner, evenings include a short program of song and laughter, a teaching (usually on video), and facilitated small group discussions.The Course and dinners are free to Alpha participants, though there is a charge for the associated Retreat.
Come yourself. Maybe you know some friends, neighbors, relatives, or co-workers who could benefit from the Course. Invite them to the next course. Our next course will begin with an Information/Overview Evening on Thursday, Sept. 13, 2012 . We begin with a dinner at 6:00 PM in the Activities Building social hall.
For more information on the Alpha Course at St. Bonaventure, CLICK HERE.
Be sure to check out the Alpha websites: www.alphausa.org, www.alphausa.org/twincities, and www.alphausa.org/catholic for more information.
Living the Discerning Life
This is a series based upon the spiritual teachings of St. Ignatius of Loyola, taught by Fr. Timothy Gallagher, O.M.V. This study and discussion effort will give you some tools to use in your spiritual life. The course will be run in parallel with the Alpha Course, and we will have a meal at 6:00 PM on Thursdays together. This will start with an Information / Overview evening on Thursday, Sept. 13th. Registration is $5 per person. There will be a free-will offering for the meals.
To learn more about either of these courses, please call Dick Hertel at (952) 831-6094 or Janet Johnson at (952) 835-6420. To register, phone the parish office at (952) 854-4733.