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, February 19, 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. 

February 19    Welcome, Overview of Series
February 26    Presentation on Inactive Catholics
March 4          The Church Today: Changes Since Vatican II
March 11        The Mass
March 18        Explanation of the Sacrament of Reconciliation
March 25        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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