Diocese of Toledo, Ohio

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What is Alpha?

 What is Alpha?  Perhaps you have seen the signs or heard folks talking about it after Mass.   

Our Bishop Daniel Thomas answered this question in a letter last year where he expressed his support stating:

  “The Alpha program is based on welcome and hospitality, sharing and prayer.  Each session includes a meal, a short video and small group discussion, where no question is too simple and no answer is pre-packaged. It offers an excellent environment for those asking the big questions of life in a friendly, open environment.

Alpha is a proven parish tool for evangelization that is being used by thousands of Catholic Parishes in over 70 countries around the world”    

 I am a proponent of the program because I believe it deepens the faith of practicing Catholics and also Alpha is a wonderful opportunity to reach out to others through a simple invitation of “come and see”. 

Popular speaker, Father Mike Schmitz, sums up Alpha well in his You Tube video where he states “when you go to Alpha you know it is going to be excellent and it is going to be fun.  Alpha is phenomenal”

St. Mary’s Evangelization team will be offering Alpha starting Monday, September 17th at the Lucas Community Center.   Come and enjoy a meal with us starting at 6:30pm to check it out. You will be glad you did.

Please contact Heidi Yeater at [email protected] or 419-281-6652 with any questions.

God Bless,

Patrick Rall


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