At the next 10:30 Sunday Mass (23rd), the current R.C.I.A. community will participate in the Rite of Welcoming, otherwise know as the "Rite of Acceptance."
This is a big step for them. Most participants began inquiring into the Church in August and are now ready to declare their intention to continue in the R.C.I.A process before the congregation. A change of identity takes place during this ritual: those previously known as "inquirers" become catechumens (if seeking baptism) or candidates for full communion (if they are already baptized). Through our prayers, the parish will consecrate them for their ongoing journey to Easter.
Please keep them in your prayers!
Those seeking baptism and initiation into the Church:
Baptized Christians seeking full communion with the Church:
Elizabeth (Liz) Krenz
Baptized Catholics seeking Confirmation and first Eucharist: