WELCOMECome Home - Take Another Look
If you have been away or know someone who has been away from the Catholic Church for whatever reason; divorce, lifestyle, or personal injustice, we would love for you or your friends to take another look.
The program consists of three sessions during the week. They typically start around 7 p.m. in the Br. Juniper Room and will not last more than two hours. See below for more information about each session.
The next set of sessions will be in Spring 2017. Tentative dates are the first three Mondays in May (5/2, 5/9 and 5/16).
Week One – The Church Listening
This session begins with a very brief background on the origin and purpose of the Come Home Program. Then, in order to get an understanding of the issues that may be most helpful to address in the subsequent sessions, attendees are encouraged to share what brought them to Come Home. Attendees are often surprised to find that others have had very similar experiences.
Week Two – The Church has Changed
This session highlights a presentation on the Church institution itself and the many ways that it has changed (especially since Vatican II). It also explores relationships between the Church and the individual and attempts to reflect on the attendees’ image of Church.
Week Three – Where do we go from here?
This is a wrap-up session. It identifies resources, approaches and opportunities available to those who want to continue the process of reconnecting to the church. It is also an opportunity to address questions left unanswered in the two earlier sessions.