RCIA Rite of Election

One of the great joys of Lent is to watch the RCIA catechumens and candidates begin the last leg of their journey of faith to the sacraments of Easter. The first Sunday in Lent the church celebrates the Rite of Sending in which the parish affirms the readiness of these good folks and “sends” them to the bishop. The bishop receives them in the Rite of Election (catechumens) and Call to Continuing Conversion (candidates). ¬†They are both beautiful rites. ¬†Here at Sacred Heart, our RCIA group is so great; to see them take another step in the journey is an answer to prayer.

Enjoy some of the scenes from that day: