We invite you to Mass!You don't have to be a Catholic, or even believe in God, to attend Mass. If you're a skeptic, it's unlikely that you are the only one present at that service. If you are a Catholic with doubts and issues about the Church, don't think that you are alone. But you can learn a lot about life, the universe, and everything at a Catholic Mass.
If you don't know what we do at Mass, or don't remember much from days of yore, don't worry about that! Come as you are, and just stand when we stand, sit when we sit, sing when we sing. When we pray or speak, listen to what is being said and think about what it could mean for you if those words are true.
When we come to Communion, you can continue to sit, or you can join the Communion procession with your arms crossed over your chest. The minister of Holy Communion will then give you a brief blessing. It won't hurt. It might even help. Communion is reserved for practicing Catholics; there are various reasons for that. We can explain later when we talk.
For what it's worth, we believe that when you attend Mass, even though as a non-Catholic you won't receive communion, you still come into the physical presence of Jesus Christ, who is always present at every Mass we celebrate. We know you may not even believe in Jesus – that's OK, he believes in you and knows that you exist.
Saturday: 5:30 p.m.
Sunday: 8 a.m., 10 a.m., 12:30 p.m.
Daily Mass: 8 a.m. except on Holy Days of Obligation
Free Church Nursery: Sat 5:30 p.m., Sun 10 a.m.
We'd love to talk with you about your curiosity, your concerns, your interests. We can answer questions and provide information. We can help you deepen your relationship with Christ -- or begin a relationship with Christ! -- by walking with us in the Catholic Church. We have discussions every week for non-Catholics, believers and non-believers, and we invite you to join the conversation called Journey of Faith. For more information call Mandy Brown at 722-2110 ext 118.
Have you been away from the Church? Do you wonder if we have noticed? Or if we care? We have. And we do.
Catholics Returning Home is a program designed for those Catholics who have been away from the active practice of their faith – for a long time or for a short break. The program sessions provide updating on changes within the Church allowing time for any questions that may arise. The Catholics Returning Home program seeks to provide a safe environment for participants to tell their stories and offers help in the return to the practice of the faith. For more information call Mandy Brown at 722-2110 ext 118.