Catholics Come Home Recommends…

Interested in adding a great book to your Lenten reading?

In I’m Not Being Fed: Discovering the Food that Satisfies the Soul, Jeff Cavins explores the reasons why many Catholics have left the Church for various Christian denominations. You probably have personal stories of either you, your family, your friends, or your neighbors experiencing some of the issues Cavins discusses in this book. He responds to that commonly-heard complaint of formerI'm Not Being Fed Catholics — that they simply were not being “fed” by their Church and that they longed for a more personal, “spiritually nourishing” relationship with Jesus. This book is sure to help you understand how to respond to this common sentiment, and to help you grow in the knowledge and love of the Catholic Church–where all can find the true food they are looking for!

This book is definitely a CCH favorite!

Get a copy of this inspiring book…Visit CatholicsComeHome.org today!

A Great Saint Who's 'been there'…St. Margaret Clitherow

CCH ‘Water-cooler-worthy update’ to inspire You:

A CCH supporter called today and generously donated towards our national CatholicsComeHome.org TV campaign goal.

She mentioned that locally they have a group that prays for those away from the faith, and that their patron saint is St. Margaret Clitherow, who was married and eventually converted to the Catholic faith.

St. Margaret Clitherow endured much, and was even imprisoned several times for her conversion, for sheltering priests (including her husband’s brother), and for permitting clandestine Masses to be celebrated on her property.  Her faithful example even lead to both of her sons becoming priests and her daughter becoming a nun.
Patron saint of:  businesswomen, converts, martyrs

WOW! What an inspiration for the CatholicsComeHome.org apostolate’s work reaching out to those away from the faith!  You never know the many lives touched through the CCH TV commercials, and then, in-turn, the many lives touched by the example of those converted!

St. Margaret Clitherow, pray for us!

Support CatholicsComeHome.org, and help get these ads airing nationally to reach your loved-ones away from the faith!

CatholicsComeHome.org in the Sacramento News…

CatholicsComeHome.org in the News:

TV campaign targeting lapsed Catholics worked, Sacramento officials say

Preliminary numbers comparing Mass attendance before and after the “Catholics Come Home Campaign” show that three out of five of the 51 parishes that submitted data showed an increase, diocesan officials said.
Click here to read the entire article from The Modesto Bee.

Visit CatholicsComeHome.org each day this Lent to grow deeper in faith!

A prayer for your day

If you haven’t been introduced to this prayer, you will surely fall in love with it…This is a great prayer to get you in the right mindset to shine for Jesus each morning!

Jesus Prayer by Cardinal John Henry Newman
(This prayer was recited daily after Communion by Mother Teresa of Calcutta and her Sisters of Charity)

Mother Teresa Praying

Dear Jesus,
Help me to spread your fragrance wherever I go.
Flood my soul with your spirit and life.
Penetrate and possess my whole being so utterly
that my life may only be a radiance of yours.
Shine through me and be so in me that every soul I come in contact with
may feel your presence in my soul.

Let them look up and see no longer me, but only Jesus!
Stay with me and then I will begin to shine as you shine,
so to shine as to be a light to others.

The light, O Jesus, will be all from you; none of it will be mine.
It will be you, shining on others through me.
Let me thus praise you in the way which you love best,
by shining on those around me.
Let me preach you without preaching, not by words but by example,
by the catching force, the sympathetic influence of what I do,
the evident fullness of the love my heart bears for you. Amen.

Following the example of Our Mother this Lenten Season

As you begin your journey through this Lenten season, think of the areas in your life where you are not allowing yourself to be the person God wants you to be. What can you do to make your will in more perfect conformity to His?

To help us with this process of conformity to the will of God, we can look to our Blessed Mother, who perfectly exemplifies how to live up to the high hopes our Father has for us.

“God has to have two pictures of us: one is what we are, and the other is what we ought to be…There is, actually, only one person in all humanity of whom God has one picture and in whom there is a perfect conformity between what He wanted her to be and what she is, and that is His Own Mother. Most of us are a minus sign, in the sense that we do not fulfill the high hopes the Heavenly Father has for us. But Mary is an equal sign. The Ideal that God had of her, that she is, and in the flesh” (The World’s First Love, Fulton J. Sheen, pp. 12-13).

Most Immaculate Virgin Mary, pray for us!

To grow in knowledge of your Catholic Faith this Lent, visit CatholicsComeHome.org.

Catholics Come Home already bearing some fruit – updates from Archdiocese of Chicago & Diocese of Rockford

CatholicsComeHome.org NEWS Update:

Check-out these two wonderful media stories about the ‘fruit’ that CCH campaigns in Northern Illinois are already bearing:

Click here to watch the full interview with Monsignor Eric Barr, Vicar for Clergy and Religious at the Catholic Diocese of Rockford, for his thoughts on the effectiveness of the Church’s “Catholics Come Home” media campaign.

Click here to read an article from the Archdiocese of Chicago’s ‘Catholic New World’ Newspaper about the early results of the CCH TV Ad campaign.

Visit CatholicsComeHome.org each day to grow deeper in faith and love of Christ’s Catholic Church this Lent!

Press reports Catholics Come Home in Green Bay & Seattle…

CCH In the News:

Tom Peterson, CatholicsComeHome.org President & Founder, is in Seattle, Washington this week assisting the Archdiocese with many PR inquiries after the launch of CatholicsComeHome.org TV ad campaign which began this past Sunday, and will air until Easter.  The Diocese of Green Bay, Wisconsin is also airing a CatholicsComeHome.org TV campaign this Lent.

Click here to see Seattle TV News Story about the CatholicsComeHome.org TV Campaign

Click here to read Bishop Ricken’s message to his Diocese of Green Bay ‘flock’ regarding CatholicsComeHome.org TV Campaign

Visit CatholicsComeHome.org each day to grow in your faith this Lent!

CatholicsComeHome.org launches in Seattle & Green Bay!

CatholicsComeHome.org TV commercial campaigns launched this past Sunday 2/14 in the Archdiocese of Seattle, Washington and the Diocese of Green Bay, Wisconsin.

These campaigns will air through all of Lent, completing at Easter.

Please keep these campaigns, and all they will reach, in your prayers.

Visit CatholicsComeHome.org each day to grow in your faith!

Pope Benedict XVI’s Lenten Message 2010

Lent is quickly arriving…Ash Wednesday is tomorrow! In preparation for this holy season, take some time to read Pope Benedict’s beautiful Lenten reflection on God’s justice. He reminds us all that “the justice of God has been manifested through faith in Jesus Christ.”

Pope's Lenten MessageOur Holy Father also focuses our attention on our need for God:

“Just as man needs bread, so does man have even more need of God. Saint Augustine notes: if ‘justice is that virtue which gives every one his due … where, then, is the justice of man, when he deserts the true God?’ (De civitate Dei, XIX, 21).”

Read the rest of the Pope Benedict’s Lenten message here.

Dive into your Catholic Faith this Lenten season! Learn more about Church teachings at CatholicsComeHome.org.

Calling our young adults home, too!

A new Knights of Columbus/Marist poll reminds Catholics of the strong need to reach out to the young adult community to combat cultural relativism.

“It is very important for the Church to understand the outlook of the next generation of adult Catholics,” said Supreme Knight Carl Anderson, in Rome for meetings at the Vatican. “Catholic Millennials support Church teaching in a wide variety of areas, including contentious issues like abortion and euthanasia. In other areas, the cultural relativism that Pope Benedict XVI has spoken so much about is very evident, and it confirms the wisdom of his attention to this question as central to the New Evangelization.”

 Read the full poll here: New Survey of Young Catholics Shows Promise and Challenges for Catholic Church.

To support Catholics Come Home commercials, which are having a powerful impact on Catholic Millennials in the New Evangelization, visit CatholicsComeHome.org today!