Welcome home! In case no one has said that to you in awhile at Mass, just know that the Church is very much your home, and you are very welcome. It doesn’t matter what you’ve done or what you’re doing. You are welcome at St. Monica and any Catholic church around the world. Like the Prodigal Son, we have all made mistakes. We’ve messed up. But our churches are not museums of saints but hospitals for the sinners. People like you and me.

Christ welcomes you every Sunday in the Eucharist, where He is physically present. Even if you are not properly disposed to receive Him, He is there with open arms ready to receive YOU! There are open pews every week with your name on it. We are waiting for you. God is waiting for you. What are you waiting for?