Resources for rediscovering the faith

from USCCB / July 12, 2017

Have you been away from  the Church? Are you thinking about coming back? Do you know someone who wants to come home to the Catholic Church, but is struggling with their faith? Maybe you or someone you know has experienced one of these thoughts:

  • I grew up Catholic, but for some reason I just sort of stopped going to Church…
  • I just moved to a new city, I tried going to a couple different parishes, but I never really felt welcomed…
  • After my marriage ended, I felt uncomfortable around my family, friends and parish…
  • I just don’t understand why the Church teaches what it does! Some teachings seem so outdated…
  • I tried to contact my parish about getting married but no one got back to me…

If you have experienced one of these situations or thoughts you are not alone. The Church wants you to know that you are a child of God, called by name, precious in his eyes and loved by him (Is. 43:1,4). The Church also wants you to know that you are missed. When one member of the Body of Christ suffers, the entire Body of the Church suffers.

Resources from the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops

PRAYER IN THE LIFE OF THE CHURCH

Common Catholic Prayers
How to Pray the Rosary
Advent
Lent

BIBLE

Understanding the Bible
FAQ’s about the Bible

THE SACRAMENTS

Baptism
Eucharist
Confirmation
Anointing of the Sick
Penance and Reconciliation

Holy Orders
Marriage

CHURCH TEACHING

The Creed
Morality
Mary and the Saints
 
What is Catholic Social Teaching

What is RCIA?

VIDEOS

Learn more about the Creed, the Sacraments and Church Teaching through the U.S. Catholic Catechism for Adults videos.