Fr James Mackay’s Story

Fr James, parish priest of Our Lady of Walsingham, was originally suspicious about Alpha because it didn’t originate in the Catholic Church.  Another priest gave him the book Divine Renovation by Fr Mallon and it became apparent that Alpha was instrumental in the evangelisation plan at Fr Mallon’s parish.

Fr James decided to gather a group of people from his parish and to try Alpha together. Watch his story to find out the impact it had on his priesthood and parish.

Alpha has been key to the transformation of my understanding of what it is to be a priest. — Fr James Mackay

Our Lady of Walsingham parish is now over a year into the process of applying the principles of Divine Renovation and building a culture of mission and disciple-making using Alpha.

The Divine Renovation, Maintenance to Mission Conference will explore key themes from the book and will inspire, equip, and empower you to bring transformation to your parish. Start reading the book together with your team in preparation for the conference.

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2 Replies to “Fr James Mackay’s Story”

  1. Transformation and reviving the church very critical at this time in the history of South Africa and the world. Interested to be part of the movement.

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