Landings Program for Returning Catholics
Landings Program for Returning Catholics (and those considering it)
A way to re-encounter your Catholic identity
Were you once Catholic but seldom come to Church anymore?
Do you feel separated from the Church and want to talk about it?
Are you struggling with questions that need to be answered before you practice your faith again?
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 usually held after Christmas, after Easter, and in the Fall.
Next Session, January-March 2017
- Monday nights: 7:00 – 9:00 pm, January 9th (orientation) through mid-March
- 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
- Personal storytelling (one person each night) and listening.
- Discussion of Catholic themes and questions, usually, (one topic each week):
- Spirituality vs. Religion
- Why follow Jesus?
- The Holy Spirit
- Eucharist and Liturgy
- Morality and Conscience
- Sin and Reconciliation
- Catholic Life
- Christian Prayer
- Personal reflections about the evening, unanswered questions.
- Reading for next week, and closing prayer
See the Landings International website for testimonials and more information on the ministry model.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or call Gary Price, 650-218- 8124.
Beginning January 9th, 2017 (Orientation) through mid-March
7:00 – 9:00 pm
(behind the main altar of the church)
Gary Price, 650-218- 8124