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RCIA: New Catholics Eager to Enter the Church

by the RCIA Ministry Team

Class presentations during Lent concentrated on the sacraments of Penance and Eucharist and the “end times” of heaven, hell and purgatory. They learn the most important issues of our faith and about the promises of the afterlife. On the third, fourth and fifth Sunday’s of Lent, they attended the 10 a.m. Mass which featured the scrutinizes, minor exorcisms which called down God’s grace upon them and encouraged them to withstand the efforts of the devil to shake their faith and trust.

 

Catechumens and candidates will be invited to participate in the important rituals of Holy Week, including carrying the oils to be blessed at the Chrism Mass, the washing of the feet on Holy Thursday, and the dressing of the altar on Good Friday.

 

Anticipation for the Easter vigil is part of each candidate and catechumen’s life. They have attended classes for months and learned what the Church holds and teaches.  They’ve opened their hearts to hear the Word of God and responded to it. They understand that it is not enough to just attend Mass, but to bear responsibility for each other on the path to Heaven.

 

Our RCIA lay team is again awed by the work of the Holy Spirit within the members of our class. We are honored to be able to serve by assisting them through their study and entry into the Church.  Please help us involve them in our parish life. They’ve been told of the many ministries and opportunities to serve, so with a bit of encouragement on your part, they will join the work that you already do and become valuable members of our parish family.

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