Fall 2019 Course  
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    For Adults and Youth. Sessions begin at 5:00pm on September 8, 2019.    
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    Alpha Invitation Fall 2019
Frequently Asked Questions:

I’m already a devout Catholic Christian. Why do I need to come?

We can always learn more about our faith and grow in our relationship with Christ, and Alpha is no exception. Don’t worry, there will be points brought out in the teaching and in the sharing, that will definitely challenge your faith and help you to know Jesus better. However, another reason is so that you’ll know what Alpha is all about! Then think of that neighbor, colleague, friend who is searching for the meaning to life and you can easily invite them to come, knowing exactly what they will experience. Many times folks are a lot more inclined to come to Alpha (free food!) than to a church event or Mass.

How does an Alpha session work? I’m nervous.

Most people come nervous, so no worries. You'll make new friends!

Can I just  ‘come and see’ for the first week?

Absolutely! Just be sure to register with us (so we have a spot for you and enough food too).

When does Alpha begin? How long is an Alpha course?
    Alpha Info An Alpha session lasts a bit over two hours. You come for a meal, watch a short video, and share your thoughts on the video with your table mates (who you will meet at the first session). During the discussion portion of the session, you can ask your table mates any questions you want. Your session host will ensure the discussion ends on time.

How long is the whole Alpha course? What’s the evening like?

Alpha will last 11 weeks, beginning Sunday, September 8th at St. Charles at 5:00pm. Dinner is always included. There is also an off-site (local) ‘retreat experience’, the Weekend Away, offered after week 7 (Friday evening 7-9; Saturday 9-5) It's optional, but highly recommended, and lots of fun!

I am coming and will not know anybody else.

Lots of 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, both from the parish and outside the parish!

Do I have to talk and share my thoughts?

No! You may remain silent if you wish.

Alpha Stories // Julie from Alpha USA on Vimeo.

What if I missed the first week?

It doesn't matter if you missed the first week of Alpha - you can at least watch the video online. Anyone is able to register up until session 3 (week 3); after that we would encourage you to check back on this website and sign up for our next Alpha course, and start from session 1 (week 1)

My schedule is complicated. Can I occasionally come to a session time other than the one I registered for?

Lots of people face this reality. We can accommodate you if you notify us when this happens. Just send us an email or let your small group leader know in advance.

How can I get more information about Alpha?

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I have more questions. Who do I contact?

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