Bishop Kevin C. Rhoades celebrated the Rite of Election and Call of Candidates to Continuing Conversion on March 9 at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception. During his homily, the bishop spoke about the unique faith journeys of each, â€śCatechumens, men and women, who have been moved by Godâ€™s grace to embrace the Christian life. Candidates, men and women, also moved by Godâ€™s grace, to enter into full communion with the Church Jesus founded, the Church built on the foundation of the apostles. At Easter, you, our catechumens and candidates, will receive the fruits of the Paschal Mystery through the sacraments, actions of the Holy Spirit at work in Christâ€™s Body, the Church.â€ť
Bishop Kevin C. Rhoades signs the Books of Elect presented by each parish in the Fort Wayne area during the Rite of Election of Catechumens. The catechumens were presented, affirmed by their godparents and the assembly, and invited to enroll
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