Catholics Can Come Home

A Path and an Embrace


Does This Sound Familiar?

If you feel alienated, have been hurt by the Church or are drifting away, let’s talk. If you’re “not really religious” or not currently attending Mass, let’s talk.

Whether or not you know you want to return to the Catholic Church, we’re here to help you take that second look. Others like you meet weekly at the Casa for a series of seven Thursdays  … the next sessions run from February 9 – March 25, 2017. Click here if you are interested in attending.

Session topics:

Welcome, Introductions and Session Format.  What’s Wrong with the Church? What’s Right with the Church?

Concepts of God, Jesus & the Holy Spirit and a Franciscan View of Theology.

What or Who Is the Church? The Body of Christ.

Vatican II Defines the Role of the Laity and Social Justice.

Sin, an Informed Conscience and a Spiritual Tool Box

Conversion & Scripture and the St. John’s Bible.

The Sacraments of Baptism, Eucharist & Reconciliation and Where Can You Go Next.  

For more information, or to let them know you’ll be coming, contact Kathleen Garast at 480.483.3803 or email her at ccch(Replace this parenthesis with the @ sign)


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