Serving the Catholic Community of Castro Valley

Adult Alpha

alpha-bannerAlpha is for everyone! Catholics, non-Catholics, someone who is searching! Guests enjoy a relaxing evening of food and fellowship as they explore some of the fundamental questions of Christian faith. Alpha Guests are encouraged to attend all sessions and the retreat in order get the most out of The Alpha Course.WHAT happens in The Alpha Course?

The Alpha Course lasts for 11 weeks with a retreat-type session in the middle. The talks each week cover the following topics, acting as a springboard for the small group discussions:

What You Will Experience During a Typical Alpha Session:

Part 1:
Each gathering begins with a meal. This is a time of relaxation and fun.

Part 2:
Welcome and introduction.

Part 3:
Participants watch a video/talk that looks at a different aspect of the Christian faith each week.

Part 4:
A time of small group discussion follows during which everyone is welcome to contribute opinions and ask questions. People will usually stay in the same small group for the duration of the course so they will get to know one another, continue discussions and deepen friendships. The emphasis is upon exploration and discovery in a relaxed and nonjudgmental environment. 

Schedule of Alpha Adult Courses at Our Lady of Grace.

Catholic – Got Questions – Try Alpha

Holy Spirit Parish Retreat

Come away and spend time with the Lord to be renewed!  This is open to All Adults!

On February 24 – 26, we are having our first Parish Retreat at the Presentation Center in Los Gatos. I need people to sign up so I may reserve the facility. The cost will be $225 for the weekend, and we have financial assistance for those in need. Please call the office for information or to sign up. This is in conjunction with participation with Alpha which is recommended but not necessary to be part of the Retreat.

More details on Holy Spirit Parish Retreat!



Alpha for Catholics: Introductory Video

Alpha for Catholics: Testimonials