Some 240 faithful take part in diocesan Rites of Election

Bill Brewer Catholic Church, Christian Formation, News

By Dan McWilliams More than 200 soon-to-be Catholics participated in this year’s Rite of Election of Catechumens and Call to Continuing Conversion of Candidates, an important step on their journey to joining the Church. “There were roughly 240 combined—catechumens and candidates,” said Sister Mary Timothea Elliott, RSM, director of the diocesan Office of Christian Formation. “It’s maybe 10 less than …

Neophytes are officially sent into the diocese

Bill Brewer Catholic Church, Christian Formation, News

A journey of faith for 318 catechumens and candidates that was celebrated at the Easter Vigil through baptism and confirmation officially began Sunday with The Sending of the Neophytes Mass at the Cathedral of the Sacred Heart of Jesus. Bishop Richard F. Stika celebrated the Mass and presided at the service, where the newest members of the Catholic Church in …