St. Matthew > Ministries List > Parish Family Life > Welcome Home for Returning Catholics

This ministry offers one-on-one companionship to walk with the returning individual as they journey the path to full communion with the Body of Christ. Companions will listen, encourage, and suggest Church resources and programs to foster growth in both sacramental and spiritual life, particularly the sacraments of reconciliation and the Eucharist. There are no workshops or structured classes. Welcome Home for Returning Catholics is tailored to meet individual needs and schedules. 

If you or someone you know is: 

  • No longer practicing their Catholic faith
  • Desires full communion with the body of Christ, but is unsure how to return
  • New to the area and seeking to re-join a dynamic Catholic community

The Welcome Home for Returning Catholics ministry is available to help address any concerns or questions, and above all, to welcome our brothers and sisters back home. 

For more information, contact ministry coordinator, Lisa Oviatt at