At the 11:30am Mass on Sunday, October 29, we joyfully celebrated the Rite of Acceptance and Welcoming with women and men who have been discerning joining the Catholic Church through the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults RCIA.
Those who are unbaptized entered into the Order of Catechumens in the Rite of Acceptance.
Baptized Christians seeking to join the Church and receive the sacraments of Confirmation and Eucharist and baptized Catholics seeking to complete their sacramental initiation were acknowledged in the Rite of Welcoming.
In both rites, participants publicly state their intention to grow in faith and learn more about the Catholic way of life. In turn, the Church, through the assembly gathered, pledged its prayers and support for the catechumens and candidates throughout the RCIA journey.
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