Local church offering outreach

WARRENSBURG -St. Cecilia's Catholic Church has launched a new program to welcome back parishioners who have dropped out of active membership. Called "Landings," the program begins Wednesday, March 9 and continues for eight weeks.

Landings is a Paulist Ministry program that has been offered in parishes throughout central New York and elsewhere.

The program's two-hour weekly meetings are held in private homes from 7 to 9 p.m. A small group of active Catholics, some who were themselves returnees, join with returning Catholics to share and explore faith together. The meetings offer a supportive community where questions can be asked and issues discussed giving a chance to grow and learn from the spiritual journeys of one another, a program sponsor said.

"We offer a safe place, a "Landings" place to be listened to, a place for understanding and healing," the sponsor said.

Those interested or know of someone in the neighborhood or in one's own family who would be interested in participating, call 623-9313, or send an email to: landings_st.cecilia@yahoo.com and details will be provided. Pre-registration is required prior to the start of the program.

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