Traditionally, throughout the Universal Church during the Easter Vigil Mass, thousands of adults, prepared by the RCIA process, are welcomed into the Church through the celebration of the Sacraments of Initiation (Baptism, Confirmation and Eucharist). Of course, this year we were not able to include this celebration in the liturgy.
Archbishop Cordelione has designated the Vigil of Pentecost (May 30), if shelter in place is lifted, for the RCIA Elect and Candidates to receive the sacraments. Deacon Rich and Deacon David invited the St. Matthias and St. Charles RCIA team to a virtual gathering. After seeing each other for the first time since mid-March, we prayed, asking the Holy Spirit to support all of us as the journey toward Baptism, Confirmation and the blessings of the Eucharist continues.
Our RCIA group will continue to gather virtually until we can once again gather in person to celebrate the Sacraments of Initiation and welcome each and every one into our Church communities. Please keep these Elect and Candidates in your prayers along with their sponsors.