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. Rocco (Cleveland), St. Matthias, 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), St. Raphael (Bay Village) and St. Peter (Loudonville). 

Training sessions are offered free of charge to parishes in the Diocese of Cleveland at thei 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 for the core team and small group facilitators.

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

Some helpful training videos can also be found on the ALPHA site by clicking 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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