On Saturday 17 February at 14:00 adults desirous of being received into the Church will present themselves to the Archbishop at his Cathedral for the Rite of Election. They will be received into the Church during the Easter liturgy in their parish when they will be confirmed and make their first Holy Communion and, in the case of catechumens, first be baptised with Easter water.
Catechumens and candidates, known in the Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults as enquirers, have journeyed for at least a year towards full and active membership of the Christian community in the company of their sponsor. Sponsors will also be present at the Rite of Election on the first Sunday of Lent.
At the Synod ’08 RCIA was one of the programmes accepted for faith formation and spirituality. Renew Africa, another a fruit of the Synod ’08, is also a guided journey towards a renewal of faith.
Parishes are urged to advise the Liturgy Department how many candidates, catechumens and sponsors will attend. Call Annastacia on 011 402-6400.