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Maybe you are a non catholic wanting to know more about the Catholic Faith, or perhaps a non-church going Catholic - in all cases you will be welcome to join us and come into a relationship with Jesus, we are called to share God’s joy and welcome for those wanting to become part of our parish community.

Over the last year, a number of people have come back to regularly practicing their faith in our parishes. I hugely admire the courage of those who have made this journey. As I pray with the beautiful passages from Scripture about God’s welcome and joy in those who return, one of my big questions is how we can make it easier for others to come back, those who perhaps are hesitating about doing this themselves.

I’m writing to ask for you to consider being part of this invitation from our parish. There are many ways in which you can be part of this. Perhaps you have yourself been away from practicing your faith and are thinking about returning to regularly coming to Mass? If so, do get in touch (my contact details are below) and we would love to help support you in your journey. This support can be in whatever form you’d like. I’d be delighted to meet up with you to discuss anything you wanted. We are also launching a new Landings group for returning Catholics, which will be starting shortly. This is an opportunity to meet up with others who are on a similar journey back and support each other.

Fr Tom

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