High School youth preparing for Confirmation this year or next
Any middle school youth that wants to receive sacraments
The Youth ALPHA course (90 minute Session on Sunday Night) is designed to engage your youth in a dynamic online course that introduces the powerful possibility of a relationship with God. ALPHA is a 9-week series that makes it easy for you to help youth get excited about engaging conversations about faith.
* This is NOT a full replacement for Confirmation preparation, but rather a way to start evangelization with the Kergyma and help parishes get ministry off the ground given the Covid restrictions.
The training and facilitation that Parrhesia Catholic (in cooperation with the Archdiocese of Portland) provides will make it easy for your parish to continue ministry online or in-person after this course is completed. Your parish will have the tools needed to build a culture of discipleship and small group ministry in your parish.
Sunday Nights @7p-8:30p
Fall: Oct. 11 - Dec. 13 (no class Nov 29)
Parish Retreat: Saturday Nov. 21--Tentative (check with parish)
Online meeting facilitated by Janell Hoekstra, Parrhesia Catholic
Small Group meetings scheduled by parishes using parish small group leaders
In these challenging days, more than ever before, youth are asking big questions about life and meaning.
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2. Sunday Night Confirmation Session:
Parrhesia Catholic facilitates Large group Zoom:
6:30p - Small Group Team Leaders Meeting and Prayer Time
7p - Welcome, Prayer & Introductions
7:05p - Online Activity/Icebreakers
7:15p - Alpha Youth Series Presentation
- Journal Small Group Questions
7:45P - TRANSITION TO PARISH SMALL GROUPS
Parish Small Group Discipleship Meeting: Zoom or in-person under guidelines
7:45p - BREAK into Parish Small Groups (online, hybrid, or in person depending parish)
- Welcome & Intros
- Weekly Icebreaker
7:55p - Discuss questions from the journal
8:25p - Closing Recap
8:30p - End