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 more about the word of God, the teachings of the Church, the community, prayer and apostolic works of service for others.
A few weeks ago, we celebrated the Rite of Sending during which the Saint Anne community pledged its prayers and support and formally sent the Catechumen for the Rite of Election by the Bishop at Holy Name Cathedral. During the same liturgy, we celebrated the Candidates’ Call to Continuing Conversion in which the Church ratified the Candidates’ readiness to be received into full Communion with the Catholic Church.
On Sunday, February 21st, our Catechumen embarked on the period of purification and enlightenment with the Celebration of the Rite of Election. Bishop Casey presided over the inspirational prayer service at the Cathedral. A milestone in the RCIA process, the Church formally ratified the Catechumen’s (now called the Elect) readiness for the Sacraments of Initiation (Baptism, Confirmation and Eucharist).
Please join us as we continue with the Elect, Karly House, and our Candidates, Daniella and Julia Spitelli, on their faith journey toward the Easter Vigil. Please offer prayers for all of them during this blessed season of Lent!
If you are interested in becoming Catholic or wish to have a conversation about your faith journey, please contact Father Rodolfo Ramirez, Director of RCIA, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 847-382-5300.