When They Come Home : Ways to Welcome Returning Catholics

  • ISBN13:


  • ISBN10:


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

Note: Supplemental materials are not guaranteed with Rental or Used book purchases.

Purchase Benefits

  • Free Shipping On Orders Over $35!
    Your order must be $35 or more to qualify for free economy shipping. Bulk sales, PO's, Marketplace items, eBooks and apparel do not qualify for this offer.
  • Get Rewarded for Ordering Your Textbooks! Enroll Now
List Price: $9.95 Save up to $0.99
  • Rent Book $8.96
    Add to Cart Free Shipping


Supplemental Materials

What is included with this book?

  • The New copy of this book will include any supplemental materials advertised. Please check the title of the book to determine if it should include any access cards, study guides, lab manuals, CDs, etc.
  • The Rental copy of this book is not guaranteed to include any supplemental materials. Typically, only the book itself is included. This is true even if the title states it includes any access cards, study guides, lab manuals, CDs, etc.


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
Table of Contents provided by Ingram. All Rights Reserved.

Rewards Program

Write a Review