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Alpha is at Holy Family Parish!

We believe everyone should have the chance to explore the Christian faith, ask questions and share their point of view.  Each of us has a story to tell … and God wants to be a part of that story!

So what is Alpha?

It’s a series of sessions that explore the Christian faith, run over a series of eleven weeks.  Each talk will look at a different question regarding faith and is designed to create conversation.  It’s run around the globe, by many different denominations, and to date, over 29 million people have been a part of it!

How does Alpha work?

It’s simple: food, fellowship, a video and sharing.  That’s it!  Each week, for a series of eleven weeks, we’ll gather for some type of meal and begin with catching up with everyone in the group – how was your week, how is the family, what has stuck with you from last week.  Then, we’ll be introduced to and view the weekly video presentation.  Finally, we spend a period of time conversing about our thoughts, feelings, and experiences around the video.  The video is not meant to catechize … it’s meant to foster fellowship among the community.  Often times we’ll then end our weekly session with some type of praise and worship song or prayer.

How do I get started with an Alpha group?

Just simply find a current Alpha offering, and join in!  There’s no commitments, no sign-ups, no sign-ins.  In fact, if you’re already part of an Alpha offering, you’re always invited to bring a friend!  The videos could be attended at any step along the way, though once you’ve begun, you may want to go back and follow along through any missed videos later.

Sounds Great! So when can I come?

Alpha is currently being run on Wednesday mornings from 9:15 – 11:30 AM.  More sessions will be made available soon, check back here or watch the parish calendar!   If you have a suggested time and date for a series of sessions to be held, please let us know by emailing our parish staff at office@holyfamily-parish.org and we’ll work to accommodate your request!

Missed a session of Alpha, or would like to review resources from a past Alpha?  Check out our follow-up to Alpha page here!