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“Alpha is for meeting Jesus. What I like in all that I have seen and heard about Alpha is the simplicity. For me, the Christian life has something to do with simplicity, friendship, closeness and joy. That’s what I feel about Alpha and I think that’s a sign that it works and that it’s given from the Lord.”
Cardinal Christoph Schönborn, Archbishop of Vienna, Austria
“Alpha focuses on the kerygma, which is the starting point of faith. After people come to a living faith in Jesus then they need to be formed in the faith which is up to other parish programs to do.”
Father Raniero Cantalamessa, Preacher to the Papal Household
“The spread of the Gospel is not guaranteed either by the number of persons, or by the prestige of the institution, or by the quantity of available resources. What counts is to be permeated by the love of Christ, to let oneself be led by the Holy Spirit and to graft one’s own life onto the tree of life, which is the Lord’s Cross.”
Pope Francis, Homily (Evangelization Starts with Our Own Relationship with Jesus), Mass with Seminarians and Novices, July 7, 2013
If you are unsure about Alpha, come the first night. There is no obligation to continue.