Tag: Catechumens

At ‘mother of all vigils,’ U.S. church welcomes thousands of new Catholics

At ‘mother of all vigils,’ U.S. church welcomes thousands of new Catholics

| April 19, 2017 | 0 Comments

During what the Roman Missal describes as the “mother of all vigils,” the U.S. Catholic Church welcomed thousands of new Catholics at the Easter Vigil April 15 in churches big and small across the country.

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Woman leaves church shopping behind, prepares to become Catholic

Woman leaves church shopping behind, prepares to become Catholic

| March 1, 2016 | 2 Comments

Woman leaves church shopping behind, prepares to become Catholic

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Rite of Election approaches

Rite of Election approaches

| February 20, 2015 | 0 Comments

The annual Rite of Election, in which catechumens and candidates on their way toward becoming Catholic are presented to the local bishops, takes place at two locations in the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis Sunday, Feb. 22

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Joining the Church: ‘There is no greater joy’

Joining the Church: ‘There is no greater joy’

| March 12, 2014 | 2 Comments

Jareck Horton grew up Baptist, but said he later lost his faith. When he started searching again, the people who surrounded him, like his sponsor Steve Ricci, along with things he read, led him to Catholicism.

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Rite of Election: The journey continues

Rite of Election: The journey continues

| February 19, 2013 | 0 Comments

The Rite of Election and The Call to Continuing Conversion was held at the Cathedral of St. Paul and the Basilica of St. Mary in Minneapolis on Feb. 17, the first Sunday of Lent.

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Rite of Election is opportunity to show support for those entering Church

Rite of Election is opportunity to show support for those entering Church

| February 15, 2013 | 0 Comments

Hundreds of catechumens and candidates seeking full initiation into the Catholic Church will gather Feb. 17, the first Sunday of Lent, for the Rite of Election and Call to Continuing Conversion at the Cathedral of St. Paul and the Basilica of St. Mary in Minneapolis.

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Welcoming the Elect

Welcoming the Elect

| February 29, 2012 | 0 Comments

Feb. 26 marked the Rite of Election, a step in the journey toward full communion into the Catholic Church

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