Thinking about returning to the Catholic Church?

Many people have, for one reason or another, stopped actively participating in the Church and attending Mass. We live in a busy culture and society. There are many demands that are placed on us. Yet people are searching for a deeper sense of meaning, for a closer relationship with God, and for a more authentic spiritual identity.

 Perhaps you or someone you know are in this situation and do not know how to come back or how to become active again. The first thing you need to know is that you are always welcome back.

You can call us at 315-732-8521 and ask for Fr. Kevin.

Not ready to make the call just yet? Catholics Come Home is a non-profit organization whose purpose is to invite inactive Catholics, and others searching for a faith home, to the Catholic faith. Their informative and interactive website helps to answer questions about Church teachings and gives an overview of the Catholic faith. Some of the founders and supporters of Catholics Come Home have themselves recently returned to the Catholic faith and want to share their positive experiences with others.  A first step might be to visit their website

 If you would like to take an additional step, St. John the Evangelist Church hopes you accept this as your invitation to rediscover the truth, wonder and mystery of the Catholic faith by visiting us and perhaps joining our parish.  On an occasional basis, we have small group meetings, the purpose of which is to reintroduce people to the faith. These meetings usually run for about six weeks (one meeting per week). 

 We too strive to deepen our relationship with our Lord Jesus Christ – through His Holy Spirit. We believe that Jesus showed us that a journey like this is best done with companions.

 Feel free to call us. We would be happy to meet you.  732-8521