I Want to Come Back to the Church

DefinitionThere are many good reasons to return to the Catholic Church. Here is some basic information about the Church:

 

Why Should I Return?

No matter how long you've been away, God and the parish community look forward to welcoming you back home because as Catholics we are part of the Body of Christ.

 

Happy-Family-lg-20091112What Does the Church Teach about Marriage and Divorce?

The Church teaches that the Sacrament of Marriage is a beautiful covenant and mystery, strengthened by God's love.

  • CLICK HERE to go to "For Your Marriage," the U.S. Catholic Bishops' initiative on marriage and parenting
  • CLICK HERE to learn about the Green Bay Diocesan Marriage Tribunal and how it assists persons who are divorced

 

What about Confession?

Jesus, in his abundant love and mercy, established the Sacrament of Penance or Confession for the forgiveness of our sins and our reconciliation with God and the Church. CLICK HERE for more information

 

What Else Does the Church Teach?

cch-sunday-school-kidsLearn what the Church teaches and believes about:

  • CLICK HERE for information about basic Catholic beliefs
  • CLICK HERE for information about the Eucharist and the Mass
  • CLICK HERE for information about the seven sacraments
  • CLICK HERE for information about Catholic social teachings
  • CLICK HERE for information about Mary and the saints
  • CLICK HERE for information about Scripture and tradition
  • CLICK HERE for information about the priesthood
  • CLICK HERE for information about salvation
  • CLICK HERE for information about the end times and last things

 

Outreach to Young Adults

  • CLICK HERE for a list of Catholic young adult groups in Northeastern Wisconsin
  • CLICK HERE for Catholic Youth Expeditions (don't be fooled by the name, many summer expeditions are open only to young adults)
  • CLICK HERE for Campus ministry for college students
  • light-logoCLICK HERE for Into the Light (Newsletter for and from young adults published by the diocesan director of young adult ministry. Features upcoming events and opportunities for involvement.)
  • CLICK HERE for Great Catholic Books for Young Adults pdf_button
  • CLICK HERE for Great Catholic Websites pdf_button

 

Outreach to Youth

  • CLICK HERE for Camp Tekawitha (Catholic youth camp near Shawano)
  • CLICK HERE for Catholic Youth Expeditions

 

Other Resources

  • CLICK HERE for Spiritual resources
  • CLICK HERE for definitions of Catholic terms (Meanings for a number of terms used in Catholicism)

 

I'm Interested in Coming Back. What Do I Do Next?

CLICK HERE to use our convenient Parish Locator to find a parish near to you. You can narrow your search by ZIP code, city and / or county. The locator includes name, address, phone number, in many cases a link to the parish Web site, and, if you click the link on the parish name, a map showing the parish's location. Feel free to call or visit. We welcome you.