Why is Mary so important to Catholics, and why have so many people been devoted to her over the centuries? What can we learn about her from Sacred Scripture? Find out the answers in this Lectio series on Mary.
Featuring the insightful biblical teaching of Dr. Brant Pitre,
Lectio Mary: The Bible and the Mother of God examines what Scripture, the life of Christ, and the early Church fathers reveal about Mary. By closely examining the connections between the Old and New Testaments, Dr. Pitre presents clear and easily understood explanations about the life and identity of Mary, the Mother of God.
The Lectio Mary: The Bible and the Mother of God series will begin Wednesday, December 4, at 10:00 AM in Conference Room 1 of the parish office, and Thursday, December 5, at 6:30 PM in Classroom 1 of the school. For more information and to register, please contact Marty Best at
(616) 724-3132 or email@example.com.
What is ALPHA? Alpha is a series of sessions exploring the Christian faith, typically run over eleven weeks. Each talk looks at a different question around faith and is designed to create conversation. Alpha is run all around the globe, and everyone is welcome.
Alpha runs in cafés, churches, universities, homes —you name it. No two Alphas look the same, but they generally have three key things in common: food, a talk and good conversation.
First up 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 has a way of bringing 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 are designed to engage and inspire conversation. Generally thirty minutes long, they can be given as a live talk or played as a video. They explore the big issues around faith and unpack the basics of Christianity, addressing questions such as Who is Jesus? and How can we have faith?
Followed by discussion. Probably the most important part of any Alpha: the chance to share thoughts and ideas on the topic, and simply discuss it in a small group. There’s no obligation to say anything. And there’s nothing you can’t say. It’s an opportunity to hear from others and contribute your own perspective in an honest, friendly and open environment.
For more details contact Marty Best at firstname.lastname@example.org, or (616) 724-3132.
That Man is You! will return to St. John Vianney in the Fall of 2019!
Are you looking to deepen your relationship with God? Be a better husband? Become a more loving father? Build friendships with other like-minded men? Seek to be the best man you can be?
Then Come Join That Man is You!
Wednesday Mornings at 6:00 AM in the Village Hall.
The format is simple: Breakfast and conversation 6-6:15 AM; Watch a short video 6:20-6:50 AM; Small group discussion 6:50-7:30 AM. We dismiss promptly at 7:30 AM.