9781585957613

When They Come Home : Ways to Welcome Returning Catholics

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  • ISBN13:

    9781585957613

  • ISBN10:

    1585957615

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2009-12-10
  • Publisher: Twenty-Third Publications

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Summary

Here the authors offer practical, how-to advice on building parish programs that will attract inactive Catholics and keep them engaged once theyve returned. They honor existing programs such as Landings and Coming Home, but also offer ways to adapt and personalize these programs. They also emphasize the importance for parish teams of being authentic shepherds for Christ, gathering up and feeding his sheep. Returnees, they say, will be richer for rekindling their relationship with Christ and the parish will be richer for sharing their journey.

Author Biography

Anna M. Lanave recently completed her master's degree in pastoral studies at the Washington Theological Union. She is the regional coordinator for Landings International, where she is heading up a new Washington, DC, office for the Paulist ministry. Melanie Rigney returned to the church in 2005 after being away for thirty-two years and is a "Landings" team member at St. Charles Borromeo Parish in Arlington, VA.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgmentsp. vii
Introductionp. 1
The Missing Sheepp. 5
Preparing the Pasturep. 13
How to Help Them Find Youp. 26
The Meetingp. 40
Building Your Program and Teamp. 48
Feeding the Flockp. 60
Feeding Their Firep. 74
Appendixp. 82
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