Catholics Returning Home


Deacon Tom O'Connell Catholics Returning Home helps Catholics reconnect with their faith, and their relationship with Christ. There is no obligation or cost. Join us and you will find a:
-  Supportive, non-judgmental group where you can freely explore your concerns and questions
-  Small community including others thinking about returning, recently returned Catholics and clergy.
-  Safe haven in which private issues are identified and dealt with privately, with compassion.
-  Warm environment where you will be welcomed.
-  A 6 week series beginning Monday, July 16, from 7:30 pm to 9:00 pm in the North Wing Room A at St. Mary Immaculate Parish.

The themes below represent a typical flow. The group surveys the questions and issues they want to explore. Sessions 2 through 5 topics are adjusted to ensure that everyone’s needs are addressed. 

July 16       Welcome, Overview of Series
July 23       Presentation on Inactive Catholics
July 30       The Church Today: Changes Since Vatican II
August 6     The Mass
August 13   Explanation of the Sacrament of Reconciliation
August 20   The Creed; What Catholics Believe

The group is open to all. Pre-registration is requested. For more information call the group’s facilitator, Deacon Tom O’Connell, at 815-230-2241 or call the Parish at 815-436-2651.


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