St. Anthony Parish at Drayton Valley offers individuals, both Catholic and non-Catholic, various opportunities to learn about Catholicism and to journey in the faith. The programs and sessions are generally organized by age group and stages of growth in the faith.
What is Alpha?
Alpha is a series of sessions exploring the basics of the Christian faith. Typically run over eleven weeks, each session looks at a different question that people can have about faith and is designed to create conversation. It’s just an open, informal and honest space to explore and discuss life’s big questions together.
What does Alpha look like?
There isn’t really an average Alpha. Alpha is run in local communities all around the world, and everyone’s welcome. It runs in cafés, churches, bars, prisons, parks, universities, schools, homes—you name it. No two Alphas look the same, but generally they have three key things in common: food, a talk and good conversation. When you are interested in joining this great sessions, please contact the parish office at 7802545254.
Please check out alphacanada.org for more information
Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA)
The RCIA is for adult individuals who are new to the Catholic faith, or who are returning Catholics, and wish to learn the basic beliefs and tenets of the Catholic faith. This program lasts several months and is held in numerous parishes in the diocese including St. Anthony's Parish, Drayton Valley. When you feel called to become fully initiated members of the Catholic Church, please contact the parish office at 7802545254.
The Rite of Christian Initiation of Children-RCIC
The Rite of Christian Initiation of Children-RCIC process adopts an initiation model to prepare children of catechetical age to be initiated into the Catholic Church. The process involves the entire family and culminates in the celebration of the Sacraments of Initiation at the Easter Vigil.
When you are interested in having your children become fully initiated members of the Catholic Church, please contact the parish office at 7802545254.