Are you seeking to rediscover your friendship with Jesus? Haven’t been to Mass in a while and wondering where to start? Start by getting to know Jesus again through prayer. It doesn’t matter how long its been since you have been to Mass. You are always invited to encounter Jesus in the Mass.

“Jesus said to them, ‘I am the bread of life; whoever comes to me will never hunger, and whoever believes in me will never thirst.'” – John 6:35

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Discover the history, beauty, spirituality and accomplishments of the Catholic Church, founded by Jesus Christ more than 2,000 years ago. We are Catholic. Welcome home.

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Once Catholic is a ministry of the Franciscan Friars of St. John the Baptist Province, Cincinnati, Ohio, U.S.A. The Franciscan Friars are a Roman Catholic order founded by Saint Francis of Assisi. The mission of is to put you back in touch with a face-to-face community of Catholics. Along the way, we want to walk with you as you sort through your issues with the Church. To make contact with a trained pastoral minister regarding questions or concerns about the Catholic Church, please select “Front Door” at the top of this page and follow the links to a “Conversation Corner.”

“God works in so many ways. Your path to this place is special to you, and we’d like to hear it. If you don’t find the “right fit” with any of the other stories here at, we offer you an option to tell your own story.

Meet our online companions and join a moderated online discussion—see who else has dropped in, seeking a listening ear. Look for a real-time, real-place Catholic parish to join. Ask a question or search for an answer in our database of Catholic information. Perhaps somewhere here is what you are seeking!”

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