COVID-19 UPDATE: Alpha has been put on hold. Watch the bulletin for updates.
Alpha is a series of introductory sessions exploring the very basic essentials of the Christian faith, run over eleven weeks. Each talk looks at a different question around faith and is designed to create conversation. Alpha is run all around the globe, and everyone is welcome. Join Alpha and journey through questions of life, faith, and God.
What does a typical Alpha session look like?
First up, Food - Food has a way of bringing people together. It’s no different at Alpha. We start with food because it’s a great way to encourage community and get to know each other.
Then a Talk - The talks are designed to engage and inspire conversation. Generally, thirty minutes long, each video will help us explore the big issues around faith and unpack the basics of Christianity in a Catholic content, addressing questions such as Who is Jesus? and How can we have faith?
Followed by Discussion - Probably the most important part of any Alpha: the chance to share thoughts and ideas on the topic, and simply discuss it in a small group. There’s no obligation to say anything. And there’s nothing you can’t say. It’s an opportunity to hear from others and contribute your own perspective in an honest, friendly and open environment.
What are some of the topics that are covered during the course?
- Who is Jesus?
- Why did Jesus die?
- Why and how do I pray?
- Why and how should I read the Bible?
- How does God guide us?
- How can I resist evil?
- Does God heal today?
Who is Alpha for?
The course is for anyone, but especially for persons who are not a part of any church, who are just curious about Christianity. It is also suitable for new Christians or mature Christians seeking to strengthen their knowledge of the Christian faith.
What is the program fee?
This is a free program.
When does Alpha start at St. Patrick?
We will meet in the school cafeteria from 6-7:30 PM. Watch the bulletin for more details.