The St. Mary Catholic Community and Fr. Dan Belanger, CSV, invite everyone to come see and learn, not only how to be welcomed into the Catholic Faith, but to help bring you closer to God.
Below are some common questions people have about how to discern and begin the journey.
I’M NOT CATHOLIC
I'm Protestant, Evangelical, or another faith, I'm not really religious
So you’re not very religious or belong to different denominations…but maybe you’d like to find out more about what Catholicism is all about.
Believe it or not, our Catholic belief in God is not just an emotional, religious feeling—it’s a conviction grounded in logic and reason. And whether you have questions about why we believe in God or why Catholics are members of a Church that He started through Jesus Christ, we invite you to explore the resources we share, in order to help you make an educated decision about the practice of religion and the Catholic Faith.
There are certain things that we all long for in life—love, truth, beauty, justice, peace—and we challenge you to consider.
I’M NOT CURRENTLY ATTENDING MASS
Tell me more about "“ COMING HOME." How will it help me?
We’re here to help you begin or return to your faith journey, so you can find true peace, happiness and purpose in life.
There’s an old saying that goes, “Once a Catholic, always a Catholic.” Maybe you have been away from the Church for a little while or quite some time, but somehow you now feel a tug at your heart calling you back home. That mysterious pull inside you, driving you to look into your faith once more, comes directly from God. Your Heavenly Father is yearning for a relationship with you again. He’s waiting for you with open arms.
The Church has compelling answers to all of your questions. The Catholic Church has never wavered in its mission to spread truth and love throughout the world. The Lord wants us all to know and understand His truth, so we can embrace it wholeheartedly and live by it.
Consider this a sign, and your invitation to rediscover the truth, wonder and mystery of the Catholic faith.
I’M BLESSED TO BE CATHOLIC
Help family & friends "“Come Home"
We’re so glad you’ve come to Catholics Come Home to help us spread the good news about Christ’s Church to our families, friends and neighbors. We couldn’t do it without you!
Jesus Christ is so thankful for your desire to grow in faith and to share it with others. Jesus shows us a glimpse of the reward for our faithfulness when He said, “Come, O blessed of my Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you” (Matthew 25:34).
You see, God calls us to tend to the physical needs of our brothers and sisters, but also to their spiritual needs. Our beloved Pope Benedict XVI once said , “The absence of God is worse than material poverty.” People are hungry and thirsty for the truth. We must bring it to them.