Office of Evangelization

Diocese of Cleveland

ALPHA in a Catholic Context

Alpha PeopleThe ALPHA in a Catholic Context program:
† Is primarily Scripture-based
† Encourages small meaningful faith discussions
† Easily connects to one’s life experience
† Welcomes those who do not know the faith
† Provides for an individual conversion experience
† Deepens the faith of the faithful
† Establishes a good sense of community
† Offers an evangelizing encounter for all

ALPHA programs are successful in a variety of parish settings, small or big, urban, suburban, or rural.

Parishes in the Diocese of Cleveland who have implemented an ALPHA program include St. Ambrose (Brunswick), St. Basil (Brecksville), St. Bernadette (Westlake), St. Justin Martyr (Eastlake), St. Mary Magdalene (Willowick), St. Matthias (Parma), St. Francis Assisi (Gates Mills), St. Anselm (Chesterland) St. Peter (Lorain), St. Peter (North Ridgeville), Mary Queen of the Apostles (Brookpark) St. Mary of the Falls (Olmsted Falls) and St. Peter (Loudonville), SS. Robert and William (Euclid), St. Joseph (Avon Lake), St. Ignatius (Cleveland), St. Raphael (Bay Village).

Training sessions are offered free of charge to parishes in the Diocese of Cleveland and held at the parish location.

Training #1:

The first training is for the orientation of the leader(s) and/or core team who will be running the ALPHA course.

Training #2:

The second training is facilitator training; sharing effective practices for the small group table leaders.

For information from the international ALPHA in a Catholic Context webpage, click here.

Support from ALPHA Advisors, Michael Dolan (Holy Angels), John and Rosella Miranda (St. Rocco) and Michael Ziegler (St. Basil) is available.

For further information, please feel free to contact Terrie Baldwin at

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