Catholics Returning Home
The Catholic Church is the largest Christian denomination in the United States, accounting for about 25 percent of the country’s population.
The Church continues to grow and many people have chosen to convert to Catholicism. The Church is a vibrant, active community of believers which continues to have a positive influence on the lives of many people. However, there are people who for one reason or another have stopped actively participating in the Church and attending Mass. We live in a busy culture and society. There are many demands that are placed on us. Yet people are searching for a deeper sense of meaning, for a closer relationship with God, and for a more authentic spiritual identity.
Since the Church is a family, we miss those Catholics who may have left the Church or who have stopped participating in its vibrant liturgy and sacramental life. Perhaps you or someone you know are in this situation and do not know how to come back or how to become active again. The first thing you need to know is that you are always welcome back. The Church misses you and hopes that you will choose to come home as an active member.
Catholics Returning Home is an eight week program for those who have been away from the church for one reason or another and are wanting to come back home. Since we started this program 138 people have participated and they are very excited that they are now attending holy Mass and receiving their sacraments. Deacon Allen Cicora is the director of our "Catholics Returning Program." He and his team conduct two sessions each year and for more information and to participate, call the parish office at 361/241-3249.
Please feel free to explore any questions you may have about the Catholic Church or how you can return to an active participation in the Church by visiting the Catholics Come Home website.
Visit this link for valuable resources and personal witness testimonies about living a committed Christian life: http://www.catholicscomehome.org