We ran our second ALPHA during six Fridays of Lent. Total attendance was 93 (which was the average of our first Alpha!). Average attendance for the evening sessions was about 55, with a peak of 70 one night. Financially, Alpha did not pull any dollars from our Parish operating expenses—thank you to everyone who made donations for the Soup’n’Salad!

71% of attendees ranked Alpha as LIFE CHANGING! That was substantially more than the first Alpha. 29% of evaluators recognized a major shift in their spiritual journey from “lukewarm” to discipleship. The top ranking things the participants liked most (in order) were making new friends; strengthened faith; the welcoming atmosphere; the talks & videos; and experienced love.

Almost ALL of those who attended became aware of Alpha through a friend’s invitation or the announcements at Mass.


Some general comments from participants:

“Each meeting spoke to me personally in regards to what I needed at that moment…”

“I have found my new family.”

“The best EVER!!”

“While I’ve been a Catholic Christian for 6 years, Holy Hour and the Holy Spirit Saturday were amazing. I feel closer to Jesus and more equipped to love.”