If you’ve been away from the Catholic Church, we welcome you back!
Many Catholics fall away from the church and stop attending. And yet something happens in life that draws us back, a need to understand the deeper meaning of life, a desire to know Christ with an adult’s faith, or a loss that makes us reach out for Jesus in a way we never have before.
Frankly, many non-practicing Catholics have a hard time coming back to Church simply because they have no idea how to start. They may have many questions and even some serious issues they need to have assistance with as they re-join the Church.
Inviting Catholics Home is a program developed to both invite inactive Catholics back to their faith and support them as they become involved again in their faith and our Church.
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Inviting Catholics Home is a ministry developed to welcome you back to the Church and to support you in your faith journey.
The Inviting Catholics Home Program supports the returnee in the following ways:
Contact with a group of active parishioners interested in helping you feel welcome;
Resources and contacts to answer your questions and help you with any issues or concerns you may have;
Meeting with you to provide updates on the Mass and the Sacraments, changes in the Church, basic Catholic beliefs, and other subjects of interest.
ICH is for anyone who has previously received the sacraments of initiation into the Catholic Church (Baptism, First Holy Communion, Conrmation), but who has not recently been an active participant in the Church.
Individual, informal sessions are designed around the needs of the returnee. If several people are interested in returning to the Church, a series of formal sessions may be scheduled, led by the Deacon Jim and the ministry team.
Team members are available to meet with you at your convenience.
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Regardless of why you left or got out of the habit of going to Mass, you can always come home and return to the practice of the sacraments and the fullness of relationship with Jesus Christ and the Church he founded. If you feel God calling you back but don’t know what to do next, please call the parish office at 614.395.8488 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.