We have the beautiful tradition of receiving Catechumens and Candidates into the faith of the Catholic Church at the Easter Vigil, which is a very significant liturgical feast to us. Those preparing to be received into full communion to the Church look forward to it the whole year. But this year, with the Covid Pandemic, those going through RCIA had to face the uncertainty of not knowing when their sacraments would take place. When we finally got the dates scheduled, we discovered that God really thought this one out.
Last Sunday six baptisms were celebrated during 5pm Mass. It was a beautiful ceremony where our Catechumens were Baptized in the name of the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit on none other than at the Feast of the Holy Trinity.
This Sunday as we celebrate Corpus Christi Feast, five Candidates (those who were baptized in other Christian denominations) will make their Profession of Faith and become full members of the Church. They will join sixteen Catholics who need to receive not only their Sacrament of Confirmation but many of which are also receiving their First Eucharist. This all is occurring on a liturgical date where we celebrate the Real Presence of Jesus in the Eucharist, a distinctive sign of our Catholic faith that unites us all.
We have every reason to be joyful and grateful for the grace God has granted upon them during their journey and allowing them to be received into the Church on such significant liturgical feasts. Please continue to pray and welcome our newest members of the Church!BACK TO LIST