A free, delicious dinner followed by a talk and discussion – why not?

What to expect?

Each session explores a different Christian topic and involves…

Amazing Food

Great Talks

Fun Conversations


Alpha takes place over the course of 11 weeks
including an overnight retreat. See you soon!

Tuesday Nights

Starting September 19 from 7:00–9:00PM
Hosted at St. Willibrord’s Parish (Verdun)

Wednesday Nights

Starting September 20 from 7:00–9:00PM
Hosted at St. Ignatius of Loyola (NDG)

What is Alpha?

Alpha is a series of interactive sessions that freely explore the basics of the Christian faith.

Coming together once a week over a three month period,  people from every walk of life explore the big questions in a friendly, open and non-judgmental environment.

Alpha typically takes place online through zoom or in-person.  Plenty of care goes into creating a comfortable and welcoming space, open to all.

But no matter where Alpha takes place, the format is the same.  We begin by sharing a meal. After eating together, we listen to a talk and then gather in small groups for discussion.   There is also a weekend “offsite” retreat midway through the experience.

Alpha is a regular occurrence here at St. Ignatius. Alpha is an experience we hope that everyone can share in as we build community and open our doors to our neighbours.

Who is Alpha for?

Alpha is for everyone and anyone.

The beauty of Alpha is that there are no questions that are too hostile, too silly or too simple. Alpha has no prerequisites whatsoever. We come together with one another as we are, free to be ourselves.

Worldwide impact

Over 29 million people across the globe have done Alpha.

Learn more about how Alpha has impacted the world