“So he got up and went back to his father.
While he was still a long way off,
his father caught sight of him,
and was filled with compassion.
So he ran to his son,
embraced him and kissed.”
– Luke 15:20, NAB
Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary has this definition for the word, “revert”: to come or go back (to a former condition, period or subject). In this sense, a revert, or to be more specific, a Catholic revert is one returns to the Catholic faith.
Our journey to God involves faith. And faith allows us to ask questions to deepen our understanding and appreciation for this wonderful gift. At times, because of hurtful words, or painful experience, or dissatisfaction for answers given to us, we look and search for deeper meaning somewhere else – but only to be lead back by God to the Catholic faith. And yet this is not a mere return to a starting point but a renewed understanding and deeper appreciation of the same gift, the gift of the Christian faith.
If for whatever reason, a thought has come and crossed your mind that has made you feel that it is time to come home, then let us welcome you! We would like to share in your joy, and we would like to share our joy with you!
If Fr. Upton misses your presence at Mass and in Church, kindly and do not hesitate to introduce yourself to him. Or if you want to speak with him, you may reach him at (315) 594-9430.