Last Fall we hosted our first parish-wide Alpha Session. For ten weeks, twenty-five parishioners connected and grew together over dinner, a video, and conversation. Some of those parishioners joined Fr. Colin, Taniele, and Jessica and the national Alpha Conference hosted in Fort Lauderdale from January 26th – 28th. During the conference, they interacted with other Catholics hosting Alpha, took a deep dive into topics on listening and understanding those who have left the Church, and learned how to make our churches places of hospitality. There was a strong connection built over such a short period of time. We stayed together in an Airbnb and had community time that allowed us to get to know each other’s stories. If you see any of these people feel free to ask them about their experience of the conference!