In a program known as Catholics Returning Home, the people of St. Mary of the Immaculate Conception Church in Wooster have swung open the church doors to individuals who for whatever reason have become separated from their church and want to re-explore their connection to the Catholic faith.
Begun locally in 2014, the church has followed a program model put forth by Sally Mews, author of "Inviting Catholics Home." Mews came to Wooster to help establish a team of church members to lead the effort. Now, this team is extending an invitation to non-practicing Catholics to join them no matter how long or for whatever reason they have been away from the church.
Sessions begin 7-8:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 17, at St. Mary of the Immaculate Conception Church, 527 Beall Ave., in the Parish Hall (ground level of the church).
The six-week series is designed to inform and answer questions that non-practicing Catholics may have about the faith since they left. Sessions are as follows:
Welcome and Overview of the Series
Sharing of Faith from Catholics Returning Home
The Church Today: living in a Vatican II Church
A Walk through the Mass along with explanations and a look at the Eucharist
The Sacrament of Reconciliation: explanation of today’s Confession
What Catholics Believe: The Creed
For more information, call the church at 330-264-8824.
This article originally appeared on The Daily Record: St. Mary of the Immaculate Conception Church hosts program