You Are Invited to Alpha

What is Alpha?

Alpha is a series of 11 sessions exploring the Christian faith. Each session includes food, a short video that is designed to spark a thought-provoking conversation, and group discussion. There is no pressure, no follow up and no charge. Since 1990, Alpha has been experienced by 29 million people of many Christian denominations from 169 countries in 112 languages. It is fully endorsed by the Catholic Church as a great starting place for many people interested in the faith.

No matter who you are, nonbeliever, cradle Catholic, or anywhere in-between, you’ve got questions, and that’s what Alpha is all about. Alpha is for anyone who is curious. The talks are designed to encourage conversation, and explore the basics of the Christian faith in a friendly, open and informal environment. No question is out of bounds, and you are free to discuss as little or as much as you wish.

For more information please visit https://www.hamiltoncatholic.org/alpha

News for this Week

Family Promise would like to invite you to join us in making Dot’s House a home for the homeless. Family Promise @ Dot’s House host homeless Butler County families 4 times per year one week at a time. We could use additional help in various ways. Please join us at Dot’s House on Wednesday evening, October 30th, 7:00 PM. We will hold an informational meeting regarding Family Promise @Dot’s House, and becoming a volunteer. Dot’s House is the blue two-story house located at 224 Dayton St. between the YWCA and St. Julie’s Office. Please enter through the back door off the alley way behind St. Julie’s church. Family Promise @Dot’s House is a regional church social service. Can’t make the meeting, call or email Stephanie Roberts @ 513-305-7129/ groberts4@cinci.rr.com.

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The first meeting of the Hamilton Region Social committee will be Wednesday, October 23, in the Fenmont from 7-8pm.  This will be an expansion of the St. Julie Hospitality committee to include all parishioners in the region.  We will discuss our upcoming annual Heritage Meal.  This year we will be celebrating our Italian heritage.  We will also plan future events for the upcoming year.  Please join us.  Questions please contact Jackie or Bill Groth, 513-290-4181.

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Do you know that once you can speak English and Spanish you can communicate with 80% of the world population?

Would you like to have the opportunity, together with your children, to learn Spanish and become familiar with the Latin-American culture in an entertaining and fun way? Would you like to immerse yourselves in this new adventure, not in a school setting, but in a family oriented setting, sharing and learning with native Spanish speaker?

The Multicultural Club of St. Julie Billiart offers you this opportunity!

On October 22, at 6:00 pm in the St. Stephen room, The Multicultural Club of Latin America will have its first meeting and we invite you, together with your children, to attend and contribute your ideas and suggestions to make this club develop and celebrate the diversity in our parish and grow as a community.

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Calling all 6-12th graders! Our Youth Ministry, Hamilton Life Teen, has started for the year and we’d like to invite students to get involved. This group is for all 3 parishes in our region, so all are welcome! You can find more info at www.hamiltoncatholic.org/youth-ministry

Check out our events coming up:

  • October 20th – Youth Night for 6-8th grade (6-8pm at St. Peter’s)
  • October 26th – Bonfire Night for 6-12th grade (7-10pm @ Paulus’ House) Please RSVP by calling 513-594-1168 or by clicking the link below.  https://www.signupgenius.com/go/60B0B4CABAD2EA7FF2-rsvp 
  • November 3rd – Youth Night for 9-12th grade (6-8pm at St. Peter’s)

We’re also putting together a space just for our teens. If you’re interested in helping, please contact Randi Hom at 513-594-1168 (call or text).

How Are You Using “FORMED”

Dear Families,

It’s often described as Catholic Netflix. It’s a gift from our Hamilton Catholic Pastoral Region. And we hope you’re enjoying it. It’s FORMED, the online subscription to Catholic programming, movies, e-books, and audio talks. Have you created an account on FORMED?

We’d like to know how you are using FORMED. Would you consider sharing a short review of a program, movie, e-book, or audio that you have enjoyed? We would like to publish your review in upcoming newsletters, bulletins, or on our parish websites and social media, as a way to encourage others in our pastoral region to use FORMED and begin growing stronger in the Catholic faith.

If you have not already done so, we ask you to make your FORMED account today. Go to HamiltonCPR.FORMED.org, and create your account with your email and a password of your choosing. Once you’ve done that, you can also download the FORMED app on your smart phone or tablet. Then check out all the FORMED has to offer.

Find something that interests you, watch, listen, or read, then write a short review. A sentence or two would be great. Get your children involved, too! There are kid-friendly options such as the Brother Francis series and short movies and cartoons about the saints. Email your review to me, mrichter@stjulie.net, and I’ll take care of the rest.

Thank you,

Mary Richter
RCIA/Sacraments for Adults Coordinator
Hamilton Catholic Pastoral Region
mrichter@stjulie.net
(513) 863-1040, ext. 17