On Sunday, November 19, during the 9 a.m. Mass, we will welcome new members in our midst. We will be celebrating the “Rite of Acceptance into the Order of Catechumens” for those who are preparing for Baptism, Confirmation and Eucharist. We will also be celebrating the “Rite of Reception into the Full Communion of the Catholic Church” for those baptized in another Christian faith.

The gathered assembly plays a very important role in this rite, for it is the whole parish community that is welcoming them, sharing our Catholic Christian faith with them, and walking the faith journey together in the days, weeks and years ahead.

Let us pray for Jason, Kaitlin, Amanda, Catherine, Nicole, Kathleen, Courtney and Heather, who have begun their journey of faith. May they inspire in us the desire to learn more about our faith and to seek a more intimate, prayerful relationship with Christ Jesus.

May the Holy Spirit inspire you on your journey of faith.

Christine Wagberg