Alpha Course

Alpha Course Invitation

What is the Alpha Course?

Alpha is an 11 week introduction to the Catholic faith. Each evening begins with dinner at 6:30pm, followed by a talk and a small group discussion, with the opportunity to ask questions and express opinions. An important element of the course is the weekend away. After session 6, we invite attendees to do a weekend away retreat focused on the Holy Spirit. It’s very important to attend this retreat because it really impacts the lives of those who attend.


Christianity, Who is Jesus? Why did Jesus die? Faith, The Bible, Prayer, How does God guide us? How to resist evil? Healing, How to Invite Friends, Church

What is the cost?

There is no cost for the course. You can donate to help defray the cost of the dinners. There will be a charge for the weekend-away retreat (approximately $150 per person, and scholarships are available).

Childcare will be provided. Please indicate if you will be needing this service when you register below.

Be sure to mark these dates:

  • 1/24 – Session 1 – Is there more to Life than this?
  • 1/31 – Session 2 – Who is Jesus?
  • 2/7 – Session 3 – Why did he die?
  • 2/14 – Session 4 – How can I have Faith? (Ash Wednesday*)
  • 2/21 – Session 5- How can I read the Bible?
  • 2/28– Session 6 – How can I pray?
  • 3/7 – Session 7 – How does God guide us?
  • 3/9 – 3/11 – HOLY SPIRIT RETREAT WOMEN **
  • 3/14 – Session 8 – How to resist evil?
  • 3/16 – 3/18 HOLY SPIRIT RETREAT MEN **
  • 3/21 – Session 9 – Does God heal today? 
  • 3/28 – Session 10 – Why the Church? (HOLY WEEK – SPRING BREAK)
  • 4/4 – Session 11 – Celebration Dinner
  • Notes:
    • *Ash Wednesday: Instead of a full dinner, we will provide soup and crackers.
    • ** Retreats: As the dates for the retreats approach, online registration will be available on St. Mary’s website. The retreat is a weekend away were we focus on the person of the Holy Spirit and we pray for the coming of the Holy Spirit.

How do I register?

Fill out the form below.