Description: Alpha is a practical tool inspiring Catholic renewal by answering the call to the New Evangelization, the call of Christ and His Church to "go and make disciples of all nations". Alpha is proven to awaken faith in lapsed Catholics, those on the fringe of parish life and those outside the faith. It gives faithful Catholics a path and a language to fulfill their baptismal call to evangelize. It is a proven method of introducing people to a living relationship, a personal encounter with Jesus Christ.
Fr. John Riccardo Pastor, Our Lady of Good Counsel
Fr. John Riccardo is a priest of the Archdiocese of Detroit. He was ordained in 1996. Before becoming pastor of OLGC in 2007, he served in the Archdiocese at Divine Child Catholic Church, The St. John Center for Youth and Family, and St. Anastasia Catholic Church. He is the host of "Christ Is The Answer" heard here on Ave Maria Radio.
Deacon Steve Mitchell National Director, Alpha for Catholics
Deacon Mitchell was ordained a Permanent Deacon for the Archdiocese of Detroit, (AOD) in October 2002 after receiving his Masters Degree from Sacred Heart Major Seminary in Pastoral Studies.