A series of meetings are held for Catholics who have stopped actively practicing their faith. Those attending are given an opportunity to "get things off their chest" or to find out how the Church has changed while they have been gone. The environment of the meetings is non-judgmental and welcoming.
The Mission of Catholics Returning Home is to inspire parishioners and create opportunities for all of us to reach out to non-practicing Catholics with love, compassion, and a non-judgmental attitude, and to make it as easy and comfortable as possible for them to return to the Church.
What We Do:
Reach out to non-practicing or in-active Catholics (CRH) with respect and compassion to CRH.
Conduct a six-week series that provides a safe environment where they can to talk about their experience of being away from the Church.
Provide CRH with information about our parish, and conduct deacon-led sessions on important aspects of an active Catholic's life, and changes in the Church since they left.
Pray for our participants and stay in contact with them as they find their place in the Church and Parish community.
Time & Training Required:
Attend 2 or 3, 60- to 90-minute planning meetings each year.
All who love their Catholic faith, are willing to share their story of leaving and returning, or have creative ideas for getting the parishioners involved.