Alpha in a Catholic Context
Answering the call for the New Evangelization
Alpha is a tool for the New Evangelization that is being used by thousands of Catholic parishes in over 70 countries around the world. Alpha creates an environment and opportunity for an encounter with Jesus. As Pope Francis likes to say, it's a chance for "Jesus to find them.”
Alpha is also used by other denominations, introducing people to the life-changing message of Jesus. More than 27 million people have experienced Alpha. It attracts many people, especially youth, who ask, "Is there more to life than this?"
"Alpha is without a doubt a great experience of new evangelization."
– Archbishop Rino Fisichella, President, the Pontifical Council for Promotion of the New Evangelisation
Our vision is to equip the clergy and laity to effectively proclaim Jesus, utilizing Alpha as a primary tool of evangelization. Focused on the Kerygma, we each experience a new and deeper life in Christ through a personal encounter with him. Focused on youth, those outside the Church or on the fringes of faith and lapsed Catholics, we journey with them to this new life in Christ and His Church.
Alpha is offered by hundreds of parishes around the world, endorsed by Catholic Bishops and featured on the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops website - click here to view.