Alpha is a weekly series of shared meals, short presentations, and free-flowing group discussion where guests are invited to share, from their own experiences, insights and questions about the deeper meaning of life and the presence of the divine in their lives.
There is no cost or obligation to participate in Alpha. The sessions are open to all adults: Catholic, Protestant, non-Christian, agnostic, or atheist.
Alpha is offered on Wednesday evenings begining March 13. 6:15 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Alpha is free. Of course, we will happily accept donations to help defray the cost of the meals that are provided.
We ask only that guests register in advance; a form is provided below.
Wednesday, 13 March 2019: Is There More to Life than This?
Wednesday, 20 March 2019: Who is Jesus?
Wednesday, 27 March 2019: Why Did Jesus Die?
Wednesday, 3 April 2019: How Can I Have Faith?
Wednesday, 10 April 2019: Why and How Do I Pray?
Wednesday, 24 April 2019: Why and How Should I Read the Bible?
Wednesday, 24 April 2019: How Does God Guide us?
A Weekend Experience Who is the Holy Spirit? Date TBD What Does the Holy Spirit Do? Does This Affect My Life? How Can I Be Filled with the Holy Spirit?
Wednesday, 1 May 2019: How Can I Resist Evil?
Wednesday, 15 May 2019: Does God Heal Today?
Wednesday, 22 May 2019: Why and How Should I Tell Others? What about the Church?
Schedule details subject to change.
Endorsements from Bishops & Vatican Officials
Church leaders across the world, including Cardinals, Archbishops, and Bishops with particularly important roles in evangelization and Christian unity, have offered praise for the fruits that come from offering Alpha in Catholic parishes.
Bishop Robert Barron, an Auxiliary Bishop of the Archdiocese of Los Angeles, is one of the most articulate church leaders in America. In mid-September, 2017, he was invited to speak to a group of employees at Facebook's corporate headquarters. Barron has done 10 years of intense work with internet evangelization.
In this 45-minute presentation, he outlines some particularly important, and often-overlooked, fundamentals about engaging in reasoned, reasonable, and respectful discussion or religion and exploration of faith.