When They Come Home: Ways to Welcome Returning Catholics by Melanie Rigney and Anna M. Lanave offers practical, how-to advice on building parish programs that will attract inactive Catholics and keep them engaged once they’ve returned. They honor existing programs such as Landings and Coming Home, but also offer ways to adapt and personalize these programs.
When They Come Home by Melanie Rigney and Anna M. Lanave also emphasizes the importance of parish teams who function as authentic shepherds for Christ and gather up His sheep while feeding them. Returnees, they say, will be richer for rekindling their relationship with Christ and the parish will be richer for sharing their journey.
When They Come Home: Ways to Welcome Returning Catholics by Melanie Rigney and Anna M. Lanave is a must-read for parish outreach teams.