ALPHA IS FOR EVERYONE
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Please complete this form to get registered for our upcoming Alpha session.
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What are people saying about Alpha?
-“The weekly small group helped me reflect and focus my priorities/faith journey” ~Lori
-“I now have a deeper understanding of our relationship with Jesus it is the most important aspect of faith rather than what religion a person belongs to. The importance of having faith and fellowship with others to help us along this journey.” ~Tammy
-“Thank you for my first introduction to the Holy Spirit!” ~Ken
-“The retreat was a wonderful Holy Spirit filled day. I felt the Holy Spirit like I never had before. Now I look more and more forward to hearing, feeling & Listening to the Holy Spirit.” ~Angela
-“I came with a different anticipation- I wanted to be able to share/testify to non-believers… I feel a bit less apprehensive about sharing with people I don’t know.” ~Cindy
Alpha Course: No pressure. No Stress.
Q: How does an Alpha Session work?
A: An Alpha session lasts for 2 hours. You come for a meal, watch a short video, and share your thoughts on the talk with your table (who you will meet at the first session).
Most people come nervous! So no worries.
During the discussion portion of the session, you can ask your tablemates any questions you want. Your session host will ensure the discussion ends on time.
Q: How long is an Alpha Course?
A: Alpha usually lasts 11 weeks with a Day Away Retreat in the middle.
Q: How much does Alpha cost?
A: Great news! Alpha is free. The Alpha program is paid for in part by the Our Lady of Consolation Education Foundation (OLCEF). Please consider making a donation to this foundation to support continued Catholic education to everyone who desires it.
Q: I am coming and will not know anybody else. Is that normal?
A: Yes! Most people come to Alpha without knowing anybody else on the course. By the end of the course, most people become good friends. Alpha is a great way to meet new people!
Q: Do I have to talk and share my thoughts?
A: No! You may remain silent if you wish.
Q: Can I just ‘come and see’ for the first week?
A: Yes! Just register to let us know you’re coming (so we have enough food prepared for you).
Q: What if I go for a week or two and don’t want to continue?
A: At any point, if you think Alpha isn’t for you, that’s not a problem. There’s no pressure, no follow up and no charge….promise!
Q: What if I miss a week?
A: Being present each week builds community, but if something comes up and you have to miss a week, you can catch up online. The Day Away retreat is a key part of Alpha, so clear mark it on your calendar when you register. 🙂
Q: Is there childcare available?
A: Yes, and it’s free!
Q: I have more questions. Who do I contact?
A: Questions can be directed by email to the Faith Formation office.
Day Away Retreat
-The Day Away is a daylong retreat that focuses on the role of the Holy Spirit in your lives.
-All the previous sessions are building to this day long experience.
-You will be treated to breakfast and lunch. You will be given time to work on a deeper relationship with Christ.
-This retreat is essential to your experience.