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 S.t Mathias, Parma, 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).
Training sessions are offered free of charge to parishes in the Diocese of Cleveland and held at the parish location.
The first training is for the orientation of the leader(s) and/or core team who will be running the ALPHA course.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org