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Landings Program for Returning Catholics

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Landings Program for Returning Catholics

A way to re-encounter your Catholic identity
  • Are you an inactive Catholic thinking about practicing your faith again?
  • Were you raised Catholic but seldom come to Church anymore?
  • Do you feel separated from the Church and want to know more?

ST. DOMINIC’S Landings program welcomes you home!

Landings offers a welcoming, safe place for inactive Catholics to explore returning to the practice of their faith, in the company of practicing Catholics, some of whom have also been away and returned. Landings provides a unique opportunity to share your own story, hear other's spiritual journeys, and talk about issues of faith in an open, respectful, nonjudgmental manner.

With 8-10 participants (both inactive and active Catholics) in each session, Landings models a small parish faith community that is inclusive, supportive, and recognizes with honesty the issues and questions Catholics face today.

When we meet

Landings groups meet one night a week for up to 10 weeks in one of the parish meeting rooms. Landings is currently held once in the Autumn and once in Winter or Spring.

Next Session, this Autumn

  • Monday nights: 7:00 – 9:00 pm​, Sept. 26th through early November
  • Meet in the Flower Room behind the main altar of the church

Typical meeting agenda

  • Opening prayer and check-in time to get to know each other
  • Spiritual journey storytelling. One person tells their personal faith story each night. 
  • Discussion of Catholic themes and questions (one topic each week): 
  1. Who is God? 
  2. Why follow Jesus? 
  3. The Holy Spirit and the Church 
  4. Baptism and Confirmation 
  5. Eucharist and Liturgy 
  6. Sin and Reconciliation 
  7. Vocation 
  8. Suffering, Death and Resurrection 
  9. The Catholic Life 
  10. Christian Prayer
  • Personal reflections and closing prayer

Video testimonial

This video of former Landings participants might give you a sense of how returning Catholics experience the program. 

For more information or to join a Landings session

Inactive Catholics looking for support to discuss how to return to the practice of the faith, as well as, active Catholics and St. Dominic’s parishioner interested in sharing, listening and extending a warm welcome through the Landings ministry, please contact us by email landings@stdominics.org or call Phil Ryan, 415-648-7703, or Allison Ponce de Leon, 415-490-8217

Next Session


Monday nights
Beginning Sept. 26th through early November
7:00 – 9:00 pm


Flower Room
(behind the main altar of the church)

More Information

Phil Ryan, 415-648-7703
Allison Ponce de Leon, 415-490-8217