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2017 Fall Schedule

  • Come and See Luncheon: Learn more about ALPHA on Thursday, September 7 at 7 PM - 9 PM.
  • Sunday Afternoon Sessions: Starting September 10, 2017 at 1:15 PM - 3:15 PM
  • Thursday Evening Sessions: Starting September 14, 2017 at 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
  • Alpha Retreat: A special experience you don't want to miss on Saturday, October 28 at 9 AM - 3 PM

The sessions are free and Children's Ministry is available for each session. Please contact alpha@livoniastmichael.org for more information.

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Testimonials

What is Alpha?

The ALPHA program is a series of interactive sessions that explores the Christian faith. Each session begins with a meal, a time to meet new people and share in each other’s life. After the meal, a short video is shown. The videos are entertaining, as well as, enlightening, as they are based on teachings of the Church and the Bible. Afterwards, there is a small group discussion, where no question is too simple and no answer pre-packaged. The sessions are offered at different times, last exactly two hours each and presented over ten weeks.

Catholic Context

Catholic Introduction

ALPHA and Catholics

Who Is Alpha For?

ALPHA is designed to help everyone on their faith journey. For those who have questions, ALPHA can provide answers. For those further along on their spiritual path, ALPHA is a perfect way to re-introduce yourself to your faith, to your Church, and most importantly to Jesus Christ. It is a great way to meet new people and connect with others in the parish. You will be amazed by how fast the ten weeks will fly by, you’ll also be amazed by how you’ll feel as you move into a closer relationship with Jesus Christ.

St. Michael Alpha Participants Share Their Experience

"Alpha is a wonderful course, I hope everyone gets an opportunity to try this. We can all use God in our lives"

"We became friends, and that was the goal, to share our experiences and grow in Christ"

"I benefitted from taking the course because] I was able to spend] time with my husband, and renewed our perspective on how much God loves us."

"...getting to know and feel the love of the group"

"[I enjoyed] the many different perspectives with common beliefs and the friendships"

"I became closer to Christ"

"[I benefitted from taking the course because now I am] more open-minded to Christ and what His love means to me"

"[I enjoyed] getting together with other people"

"[I benefitted from taking the course because] I received a deeper relationship with God, Jesus and the Holy Spirit"

"I have a greater realization that all Christians, no matter the denomination. Are one with Christ"

"I feel like the Holy Spirit has lit a fire in my heart"

"[I benefitted from taking the course because] I was able to feel better about my beliefs after I left."

"[I benefitted from taking the course because of the] friendship and exposure to more."

"[I enjoyed] the group and watch us all grow or start on our journey"

"I opened the door for Christ and He has been opening door for me ever since"

"[I benefitted from taking the course because I learned] fresh ideas, [the course] connect the dots, that its OK to be a Christian, it was a breath of fresh air"