Prayer for the Return of Non-practicing Catholics
O Good Shepherd, you never cease to seek out the lost,
to call home the stray, to comfort the frightened, and to bind up the wounded.
I ask you to bring (names) back to the practice of the Faith,
and to remove all obstacles that prevent them from receiving your abundant mercy,
which flows sacramentally through the heart of your holy Church.
Through the intercession of Mary, the Mother of God, their Guardian Angels,
their Patron Saints and the ever-prayerful St. Monica,
may you pardon their sins and unshackle them from whatever hinders their freedom to come Home.
For you, O Good Shepherd, have loved us to the end
and offered yourself to the Father for the salvation of all. Amen
St. John the Baptist Catholic Church is a community of baptized people who have, as their common goals: to love, model, teach, serve, and celebrate Christ in our lives.
Committed to the Eucharist, our Bread of Life, and guided by the Holy Spirit, we are dedicated to service to God’s people and center our faith-life around liturgical celebrations, the Gospel, and prayer.
Based on the teachings of the Second Vatican Council, we reach out to all people lovingly, acknowledging their uniqueness and dignity, and treat all with respect, tolerance, and acceptance, having the love of Jesus as our core.