Prayer & Praise this Tuesday 6th Oct

St Joseph’s Parish Prayer & Praise
8pm via Zoom

Everybody welcome!

Join us for about 40 minutes of prayer, singing, Scripture and reflection in a very relaxed, friendly atmosphere.

Stay online for a while afterwards if you wish to have a bit of a chat – your choice!

This week:
Matthew 22:1-10 (from the following Sunday’s Gospel)
Songs:   The Lord’s my Shepherd;  God’s Spirit is in my Heart

More details and how to join here

Unlocking the Mystery of the Bible – final sessions

The remaining sessions of our bible course are as follows:

Tuesday evenings
(St Joseph’s Church, Christchurch)

23rd April 
6.50pm  Session 5 re-run
7.30pm  Session 6:  Divided Kingdom, Exile, Return
30th April 
6.50pm  Session 6 re-run
7.30pm  Session 7:  Maccabean Revolt, Messianic Fulfilment (1)
7th May
6.50pm  Session 7 re-run
7.30pm   Session 8:  Messianic Fulfilment (2), The Church, Continuing the Journey

Thursday lunchtimes
(Our Lady Queen of Peace Parish Centre, Southbourne)
25th April
12 noon    Session 6 re-run
12.45pm  Session 7:  Maccabean Revolt, Messianic Fulfilment (1)
2nd May
12 noon    Session 7 re-run
12.45pm  Session 8:  Messianic Fulfilment (2), The Church, Continuing the Journey

We have over 80 people doing this wonderful overview of the whole Bible
Click here for more information about the course

Do you wish you knew more about the Bible..?






Unlocking the Mystery of the Bible is a series of eight sessions that will help you uncover the story woven throughout Scripture, allowing you to get the “big picture” of the Bible and understand what it is all about! Each session includes a 30-minute film, after which refreshments will be available. Then those who wish to stay and discuss in small groups may do so, but anyone who prefers is free to leave at that point.

To begin with, why not come to one of our no-commitment Taster Sessions to find out more and to get a good idea of what it will be like? Only then do you need to decide whether or not to sign up for the rest of the course.

Taster Sessions* (February 2019):

Either: Tuesday 12 February: 7.30 – 9.00pm (Saint Joseph’s, 67 Purewell, Christchurch, BH23 1EH)
Or: Thursday 14 February: 12.45 – 2.15pm (Our Lady, Queen of Peace, Douglas Road, Southbourne, BH6 3ER). You are invited to bring your own lunch to eat with us from 12.15pm. 

*Please note: the Taster Session includes the first of the eight films, so you should come to the Taster Session even if you already know you would like to do the course. Please contact Richard Martin if you can’t make the Taster.

Remaining course dates for those who choose to carry on:

Either: Tuesday evenings 7.30pm (St Joseph’s, Christchurch): Mar 12, 19, 26; Apr 2, 23, 30; May 7
Or: Thursday lunchtimes 12.45pm (OLQP, Southbourne): Mar 7, 14, 21, 28; Apr 4, 25; May 2

Alpha Celebration Evening

WOW! What an amazing Alpha Celebration Evening yesterday!! (This is a reunion of everyone who was involved in our recent Alpha – guests, group leaders, catering team, welcoming team, etc, plus people were able to bring guests with them).

Last night, over 20 people chose to stand at the front of church and share with the whole group their Alpha experiences – and there were some very powerful, moving and uplifting testimonies from Catholics and non-Catholics alike.

Thank you, Lord, for the way you have touched people’s hearts, minds and souls during this Alpha journey. 

(Photo from final week of Alpha at St Joseph’s)