Returning To The Church

The Catholic 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 Come Home is a non-profit, independent charity whose purpose is to invite inactive Catholics, and others searching for a faith home, to the Catholic faith. Their informative and interactive website helps to answer questions about Church teachings and gives an overview of the Catholic faith. Some of its founders and supporters recently returned to the Catholic faith and want to share their positive experiences with others. Many never left the Church, but recently grew to understand and appreciate their Catholic faith more deeply. All feel part of a big Catholic family, who sincerely hope others will also find more peace, real answers, and true happiness through the gift of faith.

Some Catholics who return to the practice of the faith want a refresher course in the Church.  St. Cecilia's welcomes anyone who would like to update thier knowledge of the Church's teachings to attend the classes in our program for adults joining the Church.  Take a look at this description to see if these classes might be right for you.

Visit this link for valuable resources and personal witness testimonies about living a committed Christian life:


St. Cecilia's Parish sincerely welcomes all who wish to return to active spiritual lives within the Church.  Please call the office at (508)881-1107 if you wish to speak in confidence with the pastor or someone on our Faith Formation team about Coming Home.


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