Saint Gerald

Welcome to Alpha!

What is Alpha?

Alpha is a series of interactive sessions where guests can explore life and questions of faith freely and in a friendly environment. Everyone is welcome at Alpha! Whether you are new to asking questions about faith or are a lifelong believer, you are invited to join us for this engaging 11-week course.

Alpha Session Information

Each Alpha session has three components:

Whether it's a group of friends gathered around the kitchen or a quick catch-up over coffee, food has a way of bringing people together. That's why we begin each Alpha session with a meal. It's a great way to build community and get to know each other!

Alpha Video
The video is designed to engage and inspire conversation. Usually around 30 minutes long, the dynamic video explores the big issues around faith and unpacks the basics of Christianity, addressing questions like "Who is Jesus?" and "How does God guide us?"

The most important part of any Alpha: the chance to share thoughts on the topic and discuss ideas in a small group. There's no obligation to say anything and there's nothing you can't say. It's an opportunity to hear from others and contribute your perspective in an honest and open environment. Many people also leave the Alpha course with deep and lasting friendships with people as a result of their conversations in their small group!

Winter 2023 Alpha Courses

Our new Winter Alpha Courses for ADULTS of ALL AGES begin in January!

St. Gerald Alpha for Adults of all ages!
WHEN: 10 Wednesday nights, starting January 18, 2023 from 5:45-7:30 pm
WHERE: St. Gerald School Gym, 7857 Lakeview Street
Dinner will be served each week and childcare will be available.

Register for Alpha!

Interested in joining us for Alpha? Please provide your information below and the Alpha team will reserve a spot for you and will follow up as we get closer to the start of the course.


Q: How long is an Alpha course?

A: Alpha lasts 11 weeks, with an Alpha retreat held on a Friday night and Saturday halfway through the course.

Q: How much does Alpha cost?

A: Great news, Alpha is free! However, a free-will offering is available to help cover meal costs.

Q: Do I have to talk?

A: No! You may remain silent if you wish.

Q: Can I just come and see for the first week?

A: Yes. If at any point you think Alpha isn't for you, that's not a problem! There's no pressure.

Q: Who can I contact for more information?

A: Contact Jenny Wiswell, Coordinator of Discipleship and Evangelization, at or call the parish office at 402-331-1955.