ALPHA – Fall 2018 – Wednesdays Beginning September 12

For many persons, the desire to know God is innate.  However, most of us struggle with how to connect with God in a meaningful way. Alpha is a great way to reawaken and enliven your relationship with the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.

 Alpha has been experienced by 29 million people – including Catholics, Protestants, Orthodox Christians, and non-believers – in 169 countries. Over 300 people experienced Alpha last year at St Mary’s.  Many reported that Alpha has brought them to a deeper and more meaningful relationship with the Trinity. They also said that Alpha has made them feel connected to others in the parish in a significant way.

Alpha begins with a meal, is followed by a short video, and then a small group discussion occurs about topics set forth in the videos. The small groups allow for wonderful sharing. There isn’t an obligation to say anything; and there is nothing you cannot say. Alpha is not about “preaching or teaching”. It is an opportunity to hear from others and contribute your own perspective in a friendly and open environment.

Alpha begins at 6:30 pm and ends promptly at 8:30 pm.

There is not a fee for the Alpha course.

Sessions begin at 6:30 pm with dinner and ends promptly at 8:30 pm. If possible, please arrive in Marian Hall by 6:20.  Dinner will begin at 6:30 and the evening will end promptly at 8:30.

Alpha Fall 2018 Schedule

The Alpha course lasts for 11 weeks, with a retreat-type session in the middle. The evening begins with a meal and light conversation, followed by a short video. The videos each week cover the following topics, acting as a springboard for the small group discussions:

September 12 Is There More to Life Than This?
September 19 Who is Jesus?
September 26Why Did Jesus Die?
October 3How Can We Have Faith?
October 10Why and How Do I Pray?
October 17Why and How Should I Read the Bible?
October 24How Does God Guide Us?
October 26/27 Holy Spirit Retreat (local, not an overnight)
October 30 How Can I Resist Evil? (Note that this a Tuesday, not a Wednesday!)
November 7Does God Heal Today?
November 14Why and How Should I Tell Others?
November 28 What About the Church?
December 5Celebration Dinner


Alpha Registration

Note:  Each spouse must register separately

Last Name*
First Name*
Street Address:*
Line 2 Street Address
Zip Code*
If signing up with a spouse, do you want to be at the same table?
Age? Needed for small groupings
Dietary Restrictions?

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