Coming Home to the

Catholic Faith

You’re not alone.

If you haven’t been to a Catholic church before, or if you’re a Catholic but have been away from the church for quite a while now, know that you are not alone.

The Catholic Church is 2,000 years old. All throughout that time, many people have fallen away from practicing their Catholic faith for different reasons. But once in a while, something happens in life that pulls them back into rediscovering God, faith, and life.

If you’ve left the Church because of past hurts, didn’t see the relevance of faith in daily life, or if you’ve simply stopped coming to Sunday Mass, you’re always welcome to come back and we are ready to journey with you.

See the video on the right about "coming home to the Church."


Christ Giving the Keys to Saint Peter, Vincenzo Catena, ca 1520. Oil on panel, Museo del Prado, Madrid

Why choose to attend the Catholic Church?

Because it's not just one church among many. It is, in the fullest sense, the Church that Jesus himself founded.

In the New Testament Jesus tells Peter: “You are Peter, and upon this rock I will build my Church, and the gates of Hades will not overcome it. I will give you the keys of the kingdom of heaven; whatever you bind on earth will be bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth will be loosed in heaven,” (Matt. 16)

Since then, St. Peter and his successors — the Popes — have pastored the Church that Jesus founded. They will continue to do this until Christ's second coming. This Apostolic Succession is part of the Church’s living Tradition, ensuring what is being taught today is exactly the same as what Jesus taught 2,000 years ago.

I'm thinking of coming back. What do I need to do?

1. A LOVING FATHER IS WAITING FOR YOU

Confession restores us to a right relationship with God: experience his mercy in the sacrament of Reconciliation.

CONFESSION - Fr. Dennis is available to celebrate the Sacrament of Reconciliation, or if you just need to talk. Please call the office to make an appointment. 403-932-2944.

2. COME TO MASS


If you’re a Catholic wanting to come home to the Church, all you need to do is come back to Mass — rediscover the Catholic faith and receive the sacramental grace of the Holy Mass.

Join us on Saturdays at 4 p.m., or Sundays at 10 a.m.


3. FILL OUT A CONNECT FORM


Fill out an online Connect Form here.


This will allow us to reach out to you with important information you need to know.


What if I'm not a Catholic but feel drawn to the Church?

We’d love to get to know you!

The Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA) is the process through which adults above the age of infant baptism enter the Catholic Church. Phone the Parish Office (403-932-2944) or email us with your questions, or fill out and submit (via email or post) this RCIA registration form to get started.

ACKNOWLEDGEMENT: Our thanks are extended to St. Michael's Parish, Calgary, for many of the ideas on this page.