Alpha is a parish tool for evangelization based on hospitality, sharing and open conversation. It is being used by thousands of Catholic parishes in over 70 countries around the world. Alpha is also run by churches of many other denominations to introduce people to the life-changing message
of Jesus Christ. This has led to more than 27 million people around the world experiencing Alpha. Alpha is for everyone - welcoming people from all backgrounds, religions and viewpoints.
Alpha takes people on a journey often leading to a personal encounter with Jesus Christ. It enables people to ask their questions, share ideas, build friendships and experience the love of God through the power of the Holy Spirit. This is done in an informal setting that includes a meal, watching a well-produced video series, and some time for community.
Alpha strengthens the parish, raises up leaders, and starts the process of growing missionary disciples. This proven evangelization program is endorsed by the Archdiocese of Vancouver as an entry point into faith formation programs in our parishes and schools.
Alpha deepens the faith of faithful Catholics. It's the tool, creating the place for us to invite others to 'come and see'. Alpha equips both clergy and laity to effectively proclaim Jesus. Focusing on the kerygma--the initial proclamation of the Good News--Alpha introduces folks to an encounter with Jesus.
Alpha runs for 11 weeks starting in the Spring, and then again in the Fall. Come as a guest or to assist on the Alpha Team to organize and host Alpha.