Have you been away from the Catholic Church? Feeling the pull to come back? Well look no further! We want you to come home!

Welcome Home helps Catholics reconnect with their faith, and their relationship with Christ. Join us and you will find:

  • 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, welcoming environment.

The themes below represent a typical flow. We survey questions and issues of interest to the group.

1st Session : Welcome, Overview of Series
2nd Session : Presentation on Inactive Catholics
3rd Session : The Church Today: Changes Since Vatican II
4th Session : The Mass
5th Session : Explanation of the Sacrament of Reconciliation
6th Session : The Creed; What Catholics Believe

Our next session begins Nov. 4 and runs weekly though Dec. 9.

Contact & Registration

Deacon Tom

Pre-registration is requested, but all are welcome to attend this free group! For more information call the group’s facilitator, Deacon Tom O’Connell, at 815-230-2241 or call the Parish at 815-436-2651. Over the years 120 plus have returned to their faith.