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June 1, 2021

Alpha is a opportunity to explore life, faith and God in a friendly, open and informal environment. The programme is run all over New Zealand and has done so for many years. 

Parishes around the world are finding Alpha to be a integral part of renewal, evangelisation and the forming of missionary disciples. 

Want to know more about Alpha in a Catholic Context or in Aotearoa? Check out the videos and links below to listen to stories of the transformation in the lives of individuals and communities in New Zealand and around the world.

Alpha in a Catholic Context

Hyères Parish's Story
Fr Benoît is the parish priest of Hyères in Provence, France, where he has been running Alpha for many years. Recently, Fr Benoît decided to introduce mid-sized mid-week groups called ‘connect groups’, so that guests could continue to grow in faith after Alpha and to build stronger community within the parish. The Alpha culture is now spreading throughout the parish and Fr Benoît comments that parishioners are more joyful, with a hunger to learn and a greater willingness to get involved and share their faith with others. Watch their story to find out more…
Pippa's Story

“Pippa is 26 and lives in London. She is Catholic and was looking for a way that was fun and simple to share her faith with her friends. So she decided to run Alpha at her flat. Watch her story to discover more.”

Alpha in Aotearoa New Zealand

Te Rau Aroha

Tēnei mātou, this is us 

No te Rau Aroha, from Te Rau Aroha 

Te Rohe Pīhopa o Te Papaioea the Diocese of Palmerston North 

E karanga atu nei the call which goes out 

E tū atu nei that stands 

Tuku reo aroha for the love (also a reference to our place Te Rau Aroha) 

Huia, tuia, tui, tuia that gathers us and binds us  

Tuia, hui e taiki ee binding us  

Hui e, Taiki e. Together. Amen.  

 

Music by Jenny McLeod and words by Korty Wilson – October 2018 

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