CATHOLICS RETURNING HOME: A MINISTRY OF COMPASSION AND RECONCILIATION
St. Pius X Catholic Church will be offering a six week program:
Monday, January 8th – Monday, February 12th 6:30pm to 8:00pm St. Pius X Church Annex Building in Conference Room B
“Who among you if he has a hundred sheep and loses one of them does not leave the ninety-nine in the wasteland and follow the lost one until he finds it… I tell you there will likewise be more joy in heaven over one repentant sinner than over ninety-nine righteous people who have no need to repent.” Luke 15:4-7
Catholics Returning Home (CRH) is a six week support program assisting Catholics to return to the active practice of their Faith.
“Come to me all you who are weary and find life burdensome and I will refresh you.” Matthew 11:28
Catholics Returning Home provides a positive context for inactive Catholics to hear this personal call. Coming home to this personal relationship with God through the Church is a challenging step for most people who have been inactive for any period of years. Essentially, this program provides a welcoming space for Catholics who have not been connected to a faith community where:
+ Their stories of pain and hurt can be told They can be helped to feel comfortable participating in the worshiping Community
+ Their concerns and questions can be met or directed to the appropriate people
+ They feel accepted
The program is a key tool for parishes in their planning for evangelization. Its simplicity, attractiveness and solid content have enabled parishes to be very effective in attracting inactive Catholics back to the Church. It’s practical, it’s workable and it’s effective.
“In the name of Jesus, the Good Shepherd, I wish to make an appeal – an appeal to Catholics throughout the world…especially to those who for one reason or another are separated from the practice of their faith. Christ is seeking you out and inviting you back to the community of faith.” – St John Paul II
To register or for more information, you may call the Parish Office at 232-4656, contact Phyllis Comeaux at firstname.lastname@example.org, or simply just show up.