Are you feeling a strange inner pull to look into the Church again? That spiritual longing you feel is God drawing you back to Himself. God never forces; He only invites. He leaves the decision to return to the Catholic Church up to you.
No matter how long you have been away from the Catholic Church, you can always come home. You can start going to Mass again and become a part of a parish community (find a parish) that is ready to welcome you with open arms. God is inviting you to dive into your faith in a deeper way than you ever have before.**
If you're interested in coming back to the Church or learning more about the Church, we're happy to try to help. Call us at 207-773-6471 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Learn more about us
On Catholicscomehome.org you'll find answers to some common questions about the Catholic Church -- about Mary and the saints, about marriage and divorce, about the Mass and the sacraments, about confession. We've provided a few links below.
You can also go straight to the source for understanding Catholic teaching by reading the Catechism of the Catholic Church or the United States Catholic Catechism for Adults . The Catechism will help you learn all of the teachings of the Catholic Church in a clear, straightforward and truthful manner. Check it out online or pick up a copy. The United States Catholic Catechism for Adults can be ordered through the USCCB website or on Amazon.com.
Celebrate with us
Attending Mass is a wonderful place to start or renew your faith journey. it will give you a chance to spend time in prayer and maybe connect with the priest, a deacon, or a fellow parishioner.
During Advent, we're all preparing for the birth of our Lord so it's a perfect time to join us.
Some parishes offer programs for those returning to the Church, and during Advent and Lent, many offer special Bible study groups or hold small-group discussions. They're a wonderful way to learn more and meet new friends. The parish staff will be happy to connect you with the right person to get you started.
Many events throughout the diocese are listed on the news & events section of our website (Click here).
If you're looking to learn more about a parish or parish events, use the "find a parish" section. The parish pages list contact information including email addresses and include links to parish websites.
Take time to reflect & pray
The prayer and faith resourcessection of our website includes many helpful links including common prayers, the rosary, the Daily Mass readings and Echoing God's Word, a reflection on those readings. You'll also find links to Books of the Bible, and Saints of the Day.
Celebrate the Sacrament of Reconciliation
Perhaps you are feeling weighed down by the troubles in your life that have occurred while you were outside the Church. Christ wants to free you of that burden and offer healing through the Sacrament of Reconciliation.
Check your local parish for confession times and make use of this healing sacrament as the beginning of your journey home.**