Alpha is a series of sessions exploring the Christian faith, typically run over eleven weeks. Each talk looks at a different question around faith and is designed to create conversation. Alpha is run all around the globe, and everyone is welcome. Alpha runs in cafés, churches, universities, homes —you name it. No two Alphas look the same, but they generally have three key things in common: food, a talk and good conversation.
Whether it’s a group of friends gathered around a kitchen table, or a quick catch-up over coffee and cake, food has a way of bringing people together. It’s no different at Alpha. We start with food, because it’s a great way to encourage community and get to know each other.
The talks are designed to engage and inspire conversation. Generally thirty minutes long, they can be given as a live talk or played as a video. They explore the big issues around faith and unpack the basics of Christianity, addressing questions such as Who is Jesus? and How can we have faith?
er. There are already people starting to sign up, so don’t hesitate and contact Alicia Morales at alicia_morales @ comcast.net or (408) 857-0523. Alpha is a 10-week course that examines the basic teachings of Christianity in a relaxed, low-key way, and it is open to all at any levels of faith St. Frances Cabrini Parish was awarded a grant from the Cat
holic Community Foundation of Santa Clara County! This grant of $2,000 will help us with the next session of Alpha, a worldwide program which introduces non-believers to Jesus Christ and provides Christians with a “Christianity 101” review of basics of the faith. Thank you to Alicia Morales, head of Cabrini’s Alpha program, for submitting a successful grant application! For more information about the Catholic Community Foundation, visit cfoscc.org. For more about Alpha, contact the parish office.