Alpha at St. Stephen’s!

Got questions about life? Try Alpha! Alpha began at a church in England that found that many people outside of the church wanted to explore the Christian faith. Now millions of people have tried Alpha in 169 countries, and it has been translated into 112 different languages.

Alpha is an opportunity to explore life and the Christian faith in a friendly, open and informal environment. Alpha is open to all—especially those who do not have any tie to the parish.

“Alpha at St. Stephen’s Church” launches Thursday, September 14, 6:30-8:00 p.m. It runs most Thursday evenings through November 30.  The format: Dinner, Presentation, and Small Group Discussion (Day Care available).

Session Topics/Dates

1: Is There More to Life than This? (9/14)

2: Who is Jesus? (9/21)

3: Why did Jesus Die? (9/28)

4: How can I have Faith? (10/5)

5: Why and How Should I Pray? (10/12)

6: Why and How Should I Read the Bible? (10/19)

7: How Does God Guide Us? (10/26)

W: Weekend Session (tentatively the morning of 10/28)

W1: Who is the Holy Spirit?

W2: What does the Holy Spirit Do?

W3: How Can I Be Filled with the Holy Spirit?

W4: How Can I make the Most of the Rest of My Life?

8: How can I Resist Evil? (11/9) [note: no Alpha on 11/2]

9: Why and How Should I Tell Others? (11/16)

10: Does God Heal Today? (11/30) [note: no Alpha on 11/23]

11: What About the Church? (11/30?)

Sessions build on topics from previous session(s), but you are welcome to join any sessions you would like.

For more information about Catholic Alpha in general, visit .

We are currently looking for volunteers to assist in different ways including Food/Hospitality, Greeters, and Helpers. Also, we are compiling an e-mail list for those interested in learning more about attending Alpha. If you or someone you know is interested either in volunteering or attending, contact Deacon Matt via email or call 763-712-7490. Whether or not you can get involved, please pray for those who will attend Alpha.