What is the problem?
As your children move into secondary school and university, they face many challenges that may make them question their faith, their relationship with the Church and its teachings.
Is peer pressure causing doubt?
Do you find it difficult to discuss religion with your children?
Do you feel your children might not maintain their faith through their university years?
Have your children stopped going to mass?
Or they go but unwillingly, and you wonder if they might fall away?
Are they not engaging?
Maybe your child has found another religion or perhaps does not believe in God anymore?
What do the statistics say?
of young people who were raised Catholic are no longer Catholic today
people leave the Church for every 1 that joins it
So what can we do about it?
Return gives an excellent answer to those questions, laying the foundation and sharing the best tips and practical strategies. It does not offer a magic-wand, but you will find a complete game plan to create the best possible environment to reintroduce your child to Christ and His Church.
The passive wait-and-see approach is no longer an option. We need a different strategy. We need to understand the real reasons why our young people drift away, and we need a game plan to bring them home. We need Return.
We currently have a course running, which meets on Wednesday evenings at 7:30pm, via Zoom. You are still welcome to join this course. Our hosts will be happy to help you catch up.
To sign up, please fill in the form at the bottom of this page.
Who created the course?
Brandon Vogt is the Senior Content Director at Bishop Robert Barron’s Word on Fire Catholic Ministries. He’s the author of ten books, several of which have been #1 Amazon bestsellers and have earned First Place awards from both the Catholic Press Association and the Association of Catholic Publishers.
Brandon hosts the weekly “Word on Fire Show” podcast with Bishop Barron, as well as “The Burrowshire Podcast” with Fr. Blake Britton. He also runs several websites, including StrangeNotions.com and ChurchFathers.org.
Brandon’s work has been featured by NPR, FoxNews, CBS, EWTN, Vatican Radio, Our Sunday Visitor, National Review, and Christianity Today. He is on the board of the Society of G.K. Chesterton and serves as President of the Central Florida Chesterton Society.
Brandon lives with his wife and seven children on Burrowshire, a small farm outside Orlando, Florida, with chickens, goats, pigs, rabbits, ducks, and a garden.
Who is this Course aimed at?
The Return course is designed for parents, grandparents, siblings or guardians of any young people who have drifted away from the Church, and from their faith.
If you have a desire to bring your young people back into the arms of the Church, this course is designed for you.
What do I need to bring?
The Return course is design to be accessible and open to everyone. All that you need to bring is yourself, and your willingness to discuss personal situations. If you are the kind of person who likes to make notes, bring a notepad and pen. Finally, bring a cuppa, and make sure you’re comfortable.
Who are the hosts?
Cristina Bellido-Perez has been an active parishioner within the Church of St James for many years now. She is an Extraordinary Minister of the Eucharist, helps to host Alpha small groups, and leads the parish Connect program. As a parent herself she has a passion for bringing young people back to the Church, which is why she is starting the Return course.
Kym Richards is a South African mum, proud-pooch owner, and dance teacher, who moved to London with her family almost ten years ago. She believes that our young people deserve a huge and welcoming space in our Church. Through the Return course she looks forward to seeing our young people pouring into the Church, and is excited to tell you more about it.
If you would like more details about the course, you can email the team at firstname.lastname@example.org or speak to Cristina or Kym after Mass one day.
What do others have to say about Return?
“If your son or daughter has left the faith, I encourage you not to give up hope and to learn from the advice in this book. Return will serve as an essential resource for the Church’s evangelization efforts and a true game-changer for desperate parents everywhere.”