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?
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.
In 2018, St. Frances Cabrini Parish was awarded a grant from the Catholic Community Foundation of Santa Clara County! This grant of $2,000 helped 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. For more information about the Catholic Community Foundation, visit cfoscc.org. For more about Alpha, contact the parish office.
Alpha 2018 Wraps Up
The 3rd annual Alpha Course has now come to its completion. It was another successful year and our guests have either formed a relationship with Christ or renewed their relationship with Him. They have also discovered the wonders of the Holy Spirit.
Alpha would not be able to be a success without the help of our Cabrini community. Thank you to the Ladies League, the SFC’s FILAM and Assyrian groups, Blue Rock BBQ, Raquel Carranza, and Maile Figone for preparing delicious meals for our team and guests. Thank you to all our Alpha team members (Raquel Mendoza, Sam Nicholas, Jennifer and Erin Donnelly, Darin, Jenny, and Linda McGinnes, and Stacey Montes) for being dedicated
disciples of Christ and helping to spread the Good News. Please contact Alicia Morales firstname.lastname@example.org or call 408-857-0523 if you are interested in participating