Welcome Back to the Catholic Church!
If you have been away from the Church for any reason, we welcome you back at Holy Family. Each year, Holy Family Parish welcomes people back to the Catholic Church through a program that runs for four weeks in January and February. The program for 2017 begins on January 12th and ends on February 2nd in the Chapel. The first session starts with a few previous “graduates” of our “welcome back” programs telling their stories about leaving and coming back (for many reasons) and then anyone else is invited to tell their stories.
We have two sessions that are pretty much based on what the participants want to talk about. One person might want to talk about what “purgatory” is all about, while another might want to talk about what it is like to parent children when your spouse has different religious beliefs. We try to talk about everything that is important to the participants. Then, for the last session we will have a “teaching Mass” where will talk about everything we do during the Mass and why.
In the meantime, if you are coming back and want to talk to someone about your return, you can always talk to any of us any time here at Holy Family. We have our “Welcome Back” team: Charles Burk, firstname.lastname@example.org, Jo Allman at email@example.com, Tracie Terneus, firstname.lastname@example.org, or Anthony Long at email@example.com.
Members of the “WELCOME BACK TEAM” are used to meeting with people all through the year one-on-one, and would welcome a call or email from you at any time. They can meet to talk over coffee, or meet you at Mass and attend one weekend with you.
OR you can talk to myself, Fr. Andy Aaron, at 410-269-0586 or email firstname.lastname@example.org; our adult education coordinator, Christy Cosgrove at 410-269-0586 ext. 34 or email email@example.com.
If you have any specific questions about Catholic teaching, you might also click the “Catholic Teaching” section of this website.
Please see the document on how and why to return to Sunday Mass.
Peace, and please know that we are praying for you. We hope that we can help in some way to WELCOME you back; though we know that, ultimately, it has got to be the work of the Lord, so YOU keep praying too.
Fr. Andy, 2015