Do I have to talk and share my thoughts?
No. You may remain silent the entire time if you wish.

How long is an Alpha session?
Sessions last 2 hours. They go by quickly. We start on time and always end on time.

How much does Alpha cost?
If you are not a member of any church community, Alpha is free!

If you are a registered member of a church other than St Isaac Jogues, there is a fee of $100 to cover meal costs.

I am coming and will not know anybody else. Is that normal?
Yes. Most people come to Alpha without knowing anybody else in the course. By the end of the course, most people become good friends. Alpha is a great way to meet new people.

Can I just “come and see” for the first week?
Yes. Just register to let us know you’re coming (so we have enough food prepared for you).

What if I go for a week or two and don’t want to continue?
If you don’t want to continue after a week or two, no worries. We will not call you or bother you if you don’t come back.

Is childcare available?
Yes, and it’s free. Just indicate that you need childcare and the ages of your children on the registration form. We will contact you about details.

I have more questions. Who do I contact?
Questions can be directed to the Coordinator of SIJ Alpha, Melissa Elsey at