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March 1, 2015 Issue

Cynthia Edmonson introduces Jennifer Anderson, a candidate from Corpus Christi Parish in Galesburg, to Bishop Jenky at last Sunday's Rite of Election and Call to Continuing Conversion.

The Catholic Post/Jennifer Willems

'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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Through art, Jill Rodts helps people see God's beauty, presence

Guadalupe story anchors new poetry book from local author

Knights of Columbus to host major bowling tourney in Peoria

Consecrated Life Series: The Sisters of Mary of the Presentation

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