The pathway that you are walking is a life-long search for holiness and it
will lead you towards perfect holiness in the Kingdom of God. (Archbishop Bernard Longley)
Candidates and catechumens from across the Archdiocese gathered to celebrate the Rite of Election to make a significant step towards their reception into the Catholic Church.
Five celebrations of the rite took place on Sunday 6 March, the first Sunday of Lent, at St Chad’s Cathedral in Birmingham, St George’s in Worcester, St Michael’s, Penn in Wolverhampton, Holy Trinity in Newcastle-under-Lyme and the Immaculate Conception, Bicester.
The celebration of these liturgies marked the beginning of the final period of preparation for the reception of the sacraments of Baptism, Confirmation and the Eucharist. Catechumens and Candidates are now encouraged to follow our Lord Jesus Christ with great generosity.
The presentation of the elect took place after the Homily and saw the catechumens, candidates and sponsors meet the Archbishop and Auxiliary bishops who were presiding at the celebrations.