What is Alpha?

Alpha is a series of sessions exploring the basics of the Christian faith. Typically run over eleven weeks, each session looks at a different question that someone might have about their faith and is designed to create conversation. It’s just an open, informal and honest space to explore and discuss life’s big questions together. Everyone is welcome no matter where you are in your faith. It is not required that you be Catholic. 

Alpha sessions begin with a meal, followed by a short video and ends with a group discussion about the video.  Watch this video to learn more:



Alpha is offered by thousands of parishes around the world, endorsed by Catholic Bishops and Cardinals, and
the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops.


St. Andrew Catholic Church is introducing Alpha this Fall on the following dates:

  • Sunday August 27 "Intro to Alpha" at 10:00 a.m. 
  • Sundays (Sept 10 - December 3) from 9:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. in English and Spanish 
  • Sundays (Sept 10 - December 3)  4:45 p.m. - 6:15 p.m. in Spanish
  • Tuesdays (August 29-December 5) from 11:30 a .m. - 1:00 p.m. in English
  • Thursdays (August 31 - December 7) from 6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. in English

Want to join Alpha but have missed the first sessions? No problem!  Please contact us at to get you started.