The adults seeking to find out about the Catholic Church through the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA) have been continuing their journey begun last year with a period of learning about the word of God, the teachings of the Church, the community, prayer and apostolic works of service for others. It has been an important time to deepen their understanding of what it means to be Catholic.
This week at the 11:00am Mass, we are celebrating the Rite of Sending. At this ritual, the Parish formally sends the Catechumen for Election and Candidates for Recognition by the Bishop at Holy Name Cathedral in a few weeks. A milestone in the RCIA process, the Church will formally ratify the Catechumen’s readiness for the Sacraments of Initiation, and the Candidates’ readiness to be received into full Communion with the Catholic Church. Please join us as we continue with the Catechumen and Candidates on their journey of exploration of their relationships with God and the Church community.
The Rite of Sending will take place this Sunday, February 23rd, at the 11:00am Mass. We look forward to celebrating with the Saint Anne community!
“Trust in the LORD with all your heart, and do not rely on your own insight. In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make straight your paths.”