On Thursday, August 13th at 6:00 PM we will celebrate a special liturgy during which we will baptize our elect and confirm another 4 candidates for Confirmation.
Our RCIA ministry has not taken a break throughout this pandemic and the shut down. The ministry has been preparing two adults for baptism and another 6 adults for Confirmation and full communion. When the lockdown occurred in mid March we had to suspend our in person meetings and our elect and candidates had to miss all of the Lenten and Holy Week celebrations that they normally participate in.
This, however, did not deter their dedication to their formation and their eagerness to join fully in the Body of Christ through the sacraments.
We moved our classes, our prayers and our formation online and we have been meeting ever since.
Our candidates have shown great resilience, patience and dedication through all of this. Not only are they prepared to receive the sacraments, but they have demonstrated a deep faith in God and a true Christian spirit of hope even in the face of the challenges, sadness and loss we have all been facing while this virus is raging.
Please pray for our two elect: Annie and Miguel as they approach the waters of Baptism this week, and please pray for our candidates for Confirmation: Lane, Danielle, Brooke, Kristen, Andrew, and Nick that the Holy Spirit bring them all into the fullness of the Body of Christ.
This has been a long but inspiring journey for them and the RCIA ministry team who has shared it with them and we are overjoyed to be able to celebrate with them at this point.
You can join us in prayer and support by watching the Liturgy live here or on our Facebook page this Thursday at 6:00 PM.