ALPHA – Winter/Spring 2018

Began Tuesday, February 20th

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 are every Tuesday, starting February 20th. It begins 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 Winter/Spring 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:

February 20Is There More to Life Than This?
February 27Who is Jesus?
March 6Why Did Jesus Die?
March 13How Can We Have Faith?
March 20Why and How Do I Pray?
March 27(No Alpha – Holy Week)
April 3Why and How Should I Read the Bible?
April 10How Does God Guide Us?
April 13/14Holy Spirit Retreat (local, not an overnight)
April 17How Can I Resist Evil?
April 24Does God Heal Today?
May 1Why and How Should I Tell Others?
May 8What About the Church?
May 15Celebration Dinner


Alpha Registration

Note:  Each spouse must register separately