Candidates, catechumens take next step in RCIA process
Participants in the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults throughout the Diocese of Rochester came together at St. Mary Our Mother Church in Horseheads for one of two March 1 celebrations of the Rite of Election and Call to Continuing Conversion.
Bishop Salvatore R. Matano looks on as catechumen Bridgette Fletcher of St. Michael Church in Penn Yan signs the Book of the Elect.
Bishop Matano questions the godparents about the readiness of catechumens for election to the Easter sacraments.
A catechumen signs her name in the Book of Elect.
Bishop Matano speaks with ten-year-old Brier Hill of Our Lady of Lourdes Church in Elmira during the Act of Recognition.
Father Christopher Linsler proclaims the Gospel.
The Book of the Elect in which catechumens inscribe their names, indicating their desire to enter fully into the life of the church through the sacraments of baptism, confirmation and Eucharist.
Tammy Daniels of St. Mary of the Lake Church in Watkins Glen, listens to Bishop Matano during the Act of Recognition.
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