ALPHA’S COMING……….! What is Alpha?
An opportunity to explore life & the Christian faith in a friendly, open & informal atmosphere
No pressure. No follow up. No charge.
Alphas have three key parts: food, a talk and good conversation. First there’s Food
Whether it’s a group of friends gathered around a kitchen table, or a quick catch-up over coffee and cake, food brings people together. It’s no different at Alpha. We start with food, because it’s a great way to encourage community and get to know each other.
Then a Talk
The talks (30 minute videos) are designed to engage and inspire conversation. They explore the big issues around faith, addressing questions such as: Who is Jesus? & How can we have faith?
Followed by Discussion
The most important part of any Alpha is the chance to share thoughts and ideas on the topic in a small group. There’s no obligation to say anything. There’s nothing you can’t say. It’s an opportunity to hear from others and contribute your own perspective in an honest, friendly, open and non-judgmental environment.
Alpha is a powerful evangelization program:
29 million people have experienced it.
There are 6,600 Alphas going on right now in 169 countries
It has been translated into 112 different languages.
Alpha will be the centerpiece of a long-term effort to revitalize our Parish using tools from Amazing Parish and Divine Renovation, two successful and well-structured processes.
The first Alpha program at Sacred Heart will kick off with the Parish Pastoral Council and Staff in mid-March. The first parish wide program will start in the fall followed by two to three 13 week sessions per year. Come and see……….!
Time and Talent 2017
Throughout the Bible, we are reminded of the importance of giving back to our community. It is through these gifts of your time and talent that Sacred Heart Parish has become a steward to our community on Grosse Ile and throughout the Archdiocese of Detroit. Your efforts not only supports the operations at Sacred Heart but also supports the many ministries throughout the Archdiocese in which we are involved.
This year, Time and Talent Weekend will be held on May 20th and May 21st and we will be making the time and talent forms available for you to review before time and talent weekend. If you have internet capability, we ask that you download the form from our website. You can access the form at www.sacredheartgi.org > Parish Life > Stewardship > Time & Talent Commitment Forms. If you don’t have internet access, we will have forms available in the Gathering Space on May 13th and 14th for you to take home and review. Please bring the forms back to Mass on Time and Talent Weekend and members of the Stewardship Commission will briefly discuss the many opportunities that you have to contribute to the Parish and our community. We would ask that you complete your forms at that time and they will be collected by the ushers at all of the Masses.
Please reflect on the ways that you would like to contribute to the community at Sacred Heart and the many programs that are offered. We greatly appreciate your support and participation.
RUN FOR THE UNBORN
Registration is now open for the Run for the Unborn on Saturday, June 10th. Click on the following link to register:
Bottom’s Up Diaper Drive
Sponsored by the Interfaith Council and participating Grosse Ile Churches
While the Diaper Drive is ongoing, the weekend of the first Sunday of the month is targeted to encourage parishioners to bring in diapers for families in need.
Since the first Sunday in October, Sacred Heart has donated more than 5000 diapers. These contributions help ensure that babies are well cared-for and care-givers are enabled to better support their families. Donation boxes are located in the Gathering Space and in the hallway of the Parish Office building. Monetary donations accepted. Make check out to “GIPC Bottoms Up Diaper Bank”
For more information, contact
Elaine 734-285-5468 or Katie 734-991-5391
Please join us on the 1st, 2nd and 4th Tuesdays in the Church from 4:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m. 1st Friday beginning with Mass at Noon and Adoration
until 4:00 p.m. And the 3rd Tuesday with Mass at 8:30 p.m. in the Chapel with Adoration
until 4:00 pm.
Contact Marian Sidor to sign up. 676-1772.