Coming Back to the Church
There are many reasons to come back to the Church, and you are ALWAYS welcome. While God is at the center of each person’s decision to return, the circumstances are varied.
Here are ten reasons that influenced the decision of many of us to return to the practice of the Catholic faith:
Most people discover that coming back to the Church is not an event as much as it is a process that involves a little pain, a little laughter, some thinking, some prayer, some discernment and a lot of letting go.
“My actual return to full participation in a parish took about three years after I felt the first longing,” one person admitted.
And what do we get in return? The Catholic Church offers union with Jesus Christ:
- in the Scripture
- in prayer
- in the community of others
- in the Eucharist
- and in the other Sacraments.
It offers spiritual support in good times and bad. It offers divine wisdom which is thousands of years old from people just like YOU who lived in each and every century throughout Christian history: 33AD, 100AD, 800AD, 1000AD, 1300AD, 1964AD and 2005AD. It offers meaning and purpose in this life and the promise of eternal life with Him after death for those who persevere to the end.
You’ll know you are home when you begin to feel a deep sense of peace.