Alpha

              Alpha helps you answer life's toughest questions. Click here to preview the trailer.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  

Alpha is an 11-week course that explores the Christian faith. Through video, food, and small groups, it is designed to spark conversation. No pressure, no follow-up, no fee.

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.

What to Expect Good Food – Like most good things, Alpha involves food. Whether its a light meal or a full dinner, every Alpha starts with shared time together over food. It’s a great way to get to know one-another and build fellowship.

Good Films – All of the 30-minute Alpha films are designed to spark good conversation while exploring the big issues of faith and unpacking the fundamentals of Christianity. Every film addresses a particular question such as: Is there more to life than this? Who is Jesus? and How can we have faith?

Good Discussions – For many people this is the most valuable part of their Alpha experience: the chance to share thoughts and ideas on that week’s topic and discuss it as a small group. Nobody is forced to say anything, and nothing is out of bounds. These discussion groups are a great opportunity to hear from others and share your own thoughts in a friendly and supportive environment.

Alpha Facts -

Is Alpha a Catholic program? No, but...

• Alpha shares the kerygma (basic Gospel message) and contributes to parish renewal.

• Alpha enables lay people to exercise their call to be missionary disciples.

• Alpha is a proven form of community evangelization

. • Alpha develops Catholic leaders.

• Alpha works great in conjunction with programs of sacramental preparation.

• Alpha brings people closer and helps them to find that power which unites. The alpha experience is not only a means through which one finds true life, but also a way to share the good news of the Living Christ. Cardinal Marc Ouellet

What parishioners are saying:

   I've never done a religious program with my husband. It was really nice to share our insights as a couple.--Ann Timmerman

   I longed for a deeper understanding, and connection to my faith. Thank You! Alpha refueled me and changed me forever!---Jenny Ferguson

   Real Life testimonials and non-recited prayer was amazingly powerful.-------Josh Ferguson

   Well put together program and I truly liked the films.----Bobbi Holthaus

   Small group discussions gave me new ideas on how to handle things.----anonymous

 

 

Registration Form for our next Alpha from Sept. 3 to Nov. 12, 2020 from 6 to 7:30 pm at St. Michael's Hall

 
 

 

 

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