Why Go to Church?

Pandemic precautions kept Catholics throughout the U.S. and across the globe from going to Mass. But even before the COVID-19 crisis, very few Catholics were going to Mass consistently anyway, especially the young. Why is this, and what can we say to our friends and loved ones who don’t go to Mass? This two-session LANE class explores the reasons why people don’t attend Mass and equips Catholics with answers about why church attendance matters.

Greg Smith

For four decades, Greg has taught and traveled, written and led throughout the Christian world, over thirty of those as a Protestant. After a decade-long “Road to Rome” journey, Greg and his wife “crossed the Tiber” and joined the Roman Catholic Church in 2016. With his eclectic background, he brings a global perspective on the historic Christian faith. Currently, Greg serves as the Director of Ministries at Our Lady of the Lake Catholic Church, teaches at the Lakeshore Academy for the New Evangelization, and is the founder of One Whirling Adventure.