Landings, a reconciliation ministry of the Paulist Fathers, is a program that invites all Catholic parishes and communities to reach out to Catholics who have been away from the Church or who struggle in their relationship with God and the Church. In a welcoming and non-judgmental way, small groups of active lay Catholics join with returning or inactive Catholics to share their spiritual journeys and explore their Catholic faith.
Through its format of storytelling and dialogue, Landings seeks to take advantage of this sacred moment of re-entry to foster a true re-conversion to Christ and his Church.
Landings trains Catholics to give witness to the Church’s evangelization mission by opening their hearts to those who have been away.
- is for Returning Catholics
This reconciliation process will help you and your faith community to welcome inactive Catholics who want to take another look at the Church, and to celebrate their sacred moment of return by giving them a “safe place to land.”
- is simple, yet subtle in its effects
Since 1989, the lay-oriented process has successfully brought returning Catholics back to active participation in the faith.
- is a lay ministry
This program trains and engages active lay Catholics to welcome those who are searching, and wondering.
- encourages storytelling
Each person’s journey is special and sacred in the eyes of God. The meetings focus on sharing faith stories and reflecting on Catholic themes.
The Landings International staff, pictured below (L to R) is:
Bill Wannall, Program Director
Laura Beh, Program Facilitator
Alma Maltez, ReEncuentro Facilitator
Patricia Watson, Executive Assistant
Fr. Thomas Kane CSP, Executive Director