O God, who have commanded us to listen to your beloved Son, be pleased, we pray, to nourish us inwardly by your word, that, with spiritual sight made pure, we may rejoice to behold your glory. Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son, who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever.
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L’appel décisif – Rite of Election
|Deacon John George processes with the Book of the Elect |
after the Catechumens had signed their names
Last Sunday afternoon's presentation of the Catechumens at the Rite of Election (L’appel décisif) was a joyous celebration as the following photos demonstrate.
Candidates for Reception into Full Communion with the Catholic Church were also welcomed at the rich celebration of the Word of God and Prayer.
Thanks to the staff at the Diocesan Centre who coordinated the program, to all the parish representatives who introduced these new members of the Church to me, as well as to all those who work in the RCIA programs and other catechetical sessions in the Archdiocese.
A reception was held in the Parish Hall afterwards.
Photos: courtesy of Heribert Riesbeck.