Bishop Kevin C. Rhoades is presented with a Book of the Elect during the Rite of Election ceremony at St. Matthew Cathedral in South Bend, on Feb. 15. Representatives from parishes and campus ministry departments throughout the area announced and recognized over 120 catechumens preparing to enter the Church this Easter Vigil.
The candidates stand with their sponsors as their names are read aloud during the Call to Continuing Conversion. These men and women, while already baptized, are preparing to enter full communion with the Church or to complete their reception of the sacraments of initiation. Bishop Rhoades called on all present to continue in their conversion, to resist becoming lukewarm in faith and to embrace the merciful love of Christ.