Frequently Asked Questions
We welcome you. We realize this may be a significant step in your spiritual life. Whatever your reason for being away, we are glad to welcome you and open to your desire to take another look.
What can I expect form a Landings program? You can expect a safe harbor to explore your faith and your future within the church. In a supportive and confidential setting, you can ask questions, discuss issues and share past and present doubts and difficulties. You can expect an opportunity to be reintroduced to the love of Christ in a no-pressure, open and non-judgmental environment.
Do I have to go back to confession first, before I go back to Mass? No, you don't have to go to Reconciliation first to attend Mass. This can be a very difficult step for the returning Catholic, so you may want to consider an appointment with the priest first, he can direct you through the steps. Also, you may want to attend Landings, since a discussion of Reconciliation is included in the program.
If you have been away from the Church for a very long time and have any serious sins blocking your relationship with God, you should consider the Sacrament of Reconciliation as an initial step.
I am divorced. Am I allowed to return to the Church? We have people come to Landings who are in need of healing from a divorce. Often the Catholic teaching concerning divorce is misunderstood. Divorce does not remove one from the Church. The Church understands that persons who have gone through divorce have lived through very difficult times in their lives, and there is a need for healing and closure.The pastoral staff is available to assist you in a variety of ways.
I was baptized but missed my First Communion. What do I need to do? People come back with all kinds of needs. The Church's job is to listen and find the best way to serve the people. For some, it is Landings; for others, it might be the Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults. Contact the parish office and we can help you determine your next step.
I was raised Catholic, but never confirmed. What do I need to do? We have an Adult Confirmation program that many people have found enlightening and spiritual. You may choose to attend Landings as a good place to learn more about the Church, or you may attend Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults to learn more about our faith. Please contact the parish and we can help you decide the right program for you.
How can I learn more about the Catholic faith? Check out the parish bulletin, parish website or the Intermountain Catholic Newspaper. Perhaps you like to attend RCIA to learn more or attend a Bible study. Our parish is offering several studies about our faith including: ALTARation, YOU. Life, Love and Theology of the Body, and more classes will be added.