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Were you baptized Catholic but do not come or seldom come to Church anymore?
Are you a Catholic who now feels separated from the Church?
Would you like to know more about the Catholic Church as it is today?
Would you like to feel at home in the Catholic Church again?
Come and learn about LANDINGS!
                          Our next session of Landings will begin in January 2019

We recognize that you are considering a significant step on your spiritual journey. Some see this as a journey back to their spiritual home; others are looking for reconciliation with God and the Church. Whatever your reason for being away, we have missed you and celebrate your desire to take another look.

LANDINGS is an 8-week program that offers you a “safe place to land,” to be listened to, a place for understanding and healing, a place to ask questions, to discern a place in the Church, and to find a way home.  In a small group setting, people are able to share past and present doubts and difficulties, be reintroduced to the love of Christ, and explore returning to the practice of the sacraments and greater involvement in the life of the parish.

During the LANDINGS program, a small group of active Catholics, some of whom may also have been away and returned, meets with a small group of inactive or returning Catholics to share and explore their faith together in an open, respectful, confidential, and nonjudgmental manner.  With 8-10 participants in each session, it models a small parish faith community that is inclusive and supportive, and recognizes with honesty the issues Catholics face.


When we meet

LANDINGS groups meet one night a week for 8 weeks in one of the parish meeting rooms.  We end the program with a celebratory dinner and Mass. We will start new programs in the spring and fall, whenever we have three or more participants. If you are interested in exploring LANDINGS then please contact us. We would love to hear from you.

We are pleased to be able to offer our LANDINGS program in both English and Spanish.


Interested in learning more about the LANDINGS program?

Just complete and submit the form below:

I would like to learn more about LANDINGS.




For more information contact Lisa Longacre, the Landings Coordinator, at

or call the parish office at 301-649-3700.


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" excellent ministry from a vibrant parish. I recommend the Landings programme to anyone interested in returning to the 'Faith of his fathers.' Everyone involved in the Landings Ministry, from the clergy to the lay made it clear to me that the Church wanted me to return and did everything possible to make my return a smooth landing."
Philip L.

"I had been away from the Church for over 15 years. I was excited but nervous about returning to Christ's love. Landings was a perfect opportunity to reconnect with Him and our faith community."
Pat H.

"Landings has served as a constant guidance in my journey of faith. It is a welcoming community that has helped me reconnect with my faith and find peace in the Lord."
Charina D.

"Landings is a path that allows us to converge in harmony towards grace, mercy, and the infinite love of God."
Bessy M.