What was the ceremony celebrated last Sunday at Mass?
Congratulations to Leslie R. who celebrated the Rite of Sending and Call to Continuing Conversion last weekend.
It marks a key moment; candidates enter a period of intense spiritual preparation. It celebrates the Lord's choosing of people who, with the help of the Church, acknowledge God’s election of them for the Easter Sacraments.
We traveled to the Cathedral of St. Mary of the Immaculate Conception in Peoria where Bishop Louis Tylka addressed Leslie: “Hear the Lord's call to conversion and be faithful to your baptismal covenant." It was a wonderful opportunity for her to feel part of the larger Church, she is not just joining a parish community but is becoming part of the Roman Catholic Church throughout the world.
It is a spiritually moving process beneficial to the whole parish community.
As we draw closer to the celebration of Easter, let us pray for Leslie who will be joining us in full communion with Catholic Church at the Easter Vigil.
A very special thanks to all who helped in any way with the celebration, in particular Mark and Tammy V. , Jamie O. and Justin H.