Alpha … ask anything about life, faith and God

Alpha is for everyone, including those wanting to reinvestigate their Catholic faith or consider it for the first time. Alpha is being used by thousands of Catholic parishes in over 70 countries around the world.

Alpha brings people closer and helps them to find that power which unites. The Alpha experience is not only a means through which one finds true life, but also a way to share the good news of the Living Christ.” (Cardinal Marc Ouellet)

Our Fall 2017 Alpha is well underway and we are fully subscribed. Our next Alpha will start in the Fall of 2018. We will have numerous opportunities for faith enrichment during the year.

Starting Tuesday, September 18, 2018
BVM Hall, 844 Stanley Road, Stanleyville, ON
from 7:00-9:00 PM
Food and refreshments start at 7:00 PM each evening.
Presentation and Small Groups start at 7:30 PM.

logo_web_200Everyone has questions. Questions about purpose, eternity and love. Alpha is a series of interactive sessions to explore those questions with food, a video, a talk and open discussion. It is offered without any cost to those who choose to participate.

Alpha introduces people of all ages to the first proclamation of the good news of Jesus Christ, otherwise known as the Kerygma: ‘Jesus Christ loves you; he gave his life to save you, and now he is living at your side to enlighten, strengthen and free you.’ (Evangelii Gaudium, 164).

Alpha is a series of interactive sessions exploring the basics of the Christian faith. Each session looks at a different question, and is designed to create conversation. There’s no pressure, no follow-up and no charge; it’s just an open, informal, and honest space to explore and discuss life’s big questions together. You are invited to join us at 7:00 for an excellent meal, at 7:30 we come together and watch a video followed by a time of small group discussion and sharing.

Still need to know more? Visit http://tryalpha.ca.

This is your invitation to the introduction evening. If you think Alpha is for you, we look forward to having you back. Our program will continue for eleven weeks.
 
Week 1 – Life: Is This It?
Week 2 – Jesus: Who is He?
Week 3 – Cross: Why Did Jesus Die?
Week 4 – Faith: How Can I have Faith?
Week 5 – Prayer: Why and How Do I Pray?
Week 6 – Word: Why and How Do I Read the Bible?
Week 7 – Follow: How Does God Guide Us Into Full Life?
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The Alpha Weekend
Session 1 – Spirit: Who Is the Holy Spirit?
Session 2 – Spirit: What Does He Do?
Session 3 – Filled: How Can I be Filled with the Holy Spirit?
Session 4 – Life: How Can I Make the Most of the Rest of My Life?
Session 5 – Healing: Does God Heal Today?
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Week 8 – Evil: How Can I Resist Evil?
Week 9 – Why and How Should I Tell Others?
Week 10 – Church: What About the Church and Telling Others?
 
Note: The Alpha Weekend is normally a Friday evening, full day Saturday and Sunday morning Alpha session. Information will be made available to everyone attending early in the sessions.

Alpha invites people to respond to the good news through a decision to follow Jesus. Parishes around the world have seen significant growth in numbers and a new enthusiasm for mission. New members of the parish, having come to faith during Alpha, frequently join parish activities and bring the freshness and joy of their encounter with Christ into the life of the parish.

Want to know more? Visit alphacanada.org/try/

Want to know even more? Watch this video or read this brochure.

Special Lenten / Spring Connections Followup for 2018!
Passionate! … Saved by Hope
Every Thursday evening during Lent at 7:30 PM
Coffee/Tea and treats start at 7:00 PM each evening