Dear Brothers and Sisters,
“Approximately one-third of those who say they were raised Catholic no longer describe themselves as Catholic; which means that roughly 10% of all Americans are former Catholics…” (The Pew Research Center, Jan. 23, 2012)
Please pray with me for our "Returning Catholics Series" which will begin on Feb.23 and continue through the six weeks of Lent in our parish. Let us include all "former Catholics" everywhere, and pray they hear invitations to "Come home". We did this before Advent and were blessed by having 6 out of 7 who attended the series return to the practice of the Catholic Faith into which they were baptized. I am asking for prayers this much ahead of Feb. 23 because only God knows how many are already wanting to return and wondering how to do so. Let us pray that when our sign goes up outside of Church and the bulletin announcement encourages all to pray and invite people, there will be many hearts willing to respond. Thanks.