Catholics Come Home

This website provides resources for parishes or diocesan groups concerned with outreach to "lapsed Catholics" and those without a church home.


online directory, downloadable resource, suggestions

Best For

Catholic clergy and lay leaders



Suggested Uses

  • Discover new ways to make your congregation more visible and welcoming by following the suggestions outlined.
  • Learn how to offer an invite path back into regular participation in the life of a congregation after reading the provided resources.

About the Contributor

Melissa Spas

Melissa Spas is the managing director of the Lake Institute on Faith & Giving, where she develops and leads educational programs and partnerships with religious organizations and the people who lead them. She has also worked for leadership education at Duke Divinity, where she contributed to the development, design, and delivery of strategic leadership programs and resources for Christian institutions. 

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