'Special joy' as faith journey of candidates, catechumens advance
With applause and handshakes, broad smiles and a few tears, more than 150 people embarked on their final approach to the Easter sacraments at the Rite of Election and Call to Continuing Conversion last Sunday at St. Mary’s Cathedral in Peoria. Bishop Daniel R. Jenky, CSC, presided over the ceremony, which will be repeated this Sunday.
The Diocese of Peoria is poised to welcome 105 men, women and children through the waters of baptism at the Easter Vigil on Saturday, April 5. These catechumens will also be confirmed and receive the Eucharist for the first time.
Another 186 people who are already baptized will complete their Christian initiation through confirmation and the Eucharist and be received into the full communion of the Catholic Church at Easter. They are known as candidates.
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