Alpha is an opportunity to explore life and the Catholic Christian faith in a friendly, open, and informal environment. It provides the time and space to consider and discuss the “big questions” in life: What is the meaning of life? Why am I here? For those who are already practicing Catholics, it offers an opportunity to consider what we believe, why we believe it, and what that has to do with how we live. We revisit our most basic Christian beliefs and renew our openness to the Holy Spirit to be active in our daily lives. Alpha is designed to meet everyone where they are and invite them to grow even closer to Jesus.
Alpha takes place over 10 weekly sessions with an option of a day or weekend in the middle. Each session runs from 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. and includes sharing a meal, watching a video, and discussing the video in a small group. No question is out of bounds and you are free to discuss as much or as little as you wish. St. Angela Merici Church runs two Alpha Courses each year, one in the Spring and it repeats in the Fall.