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Sunday February 21, 2010 the Adults participating in the Rite of Christain Initiantion will be presented to the Holy Family Faith Community for the liturgical Rite of Sending during the Sunday morning Mass.  As the period of the catechumenate comes to an end, the godparents testify to the parish community that their catechumen and candidate is ready to advance toward the Rite of Election because they have undergone a conversion in mind and in action, have developed a sufficient acquanitance with Christain teaching as well as a spirit of faith and charity.  The Rite of Sending offers the catechumenate and candidate the opportunityn to demonstrate a deliberate will and an enlightened fath intention to receivbe the sacraments of the Chruch by publicly expressing their will in the actual celebration of the rite.  Thereafter the community offers prayer and expresses its approval of the ctechumens they are then sent to the celebration of election.  The members of RCIA go to the Bishop  assured of the parish' s care and support.
 
Sunday evening the Holy Family RCIA participants will be presented to the bishop for their Rite of Election and Enrollment of Names. Before the Bishop the Catechumens' reaffirm their intention and the Church judtges their state of readiness and decides on their advancement toward the sacraments of initiaion. This step is called election because the acceptance made by the Church is founded on the election by God, in whose name the Church acts.  This step is also called the enrollment of names because as a pledge of fidelity the candidates inscribe their names in the book that lists those who have beeen chosed for initiation.
 
The Rite of Election and Enrollment of Names, closes the period of the catechumenate formation. 
 
The enrollment of names is celebrated on the first Sunday of Lent, about six weeks before the sacraments of initiation.  This allows sufficient time for the. 
 
From the day of their election and admission, the catechumens are called the "elect".   The are also described as competentes (co-petitioners) because they are joined together in asking for and aspiring to receive the three sacreaments of Christ and the gift of the Holy Spirit.  They are also called illuminandi (those who are enlightened), because baptism itself has been call illuminatio (enlightened) and it fills the newly baptized with the light of faith.
 
Information above taken from the documents presented by the National Conference of Catholic Bishops, dated March 13, 1988.

Contact Information

Name Fr. Mike Scully
Email michael.scully@capuchins.org

 

Meeting
Date
Thursdays
Meeting
Time
6:30 pm
Meeting Location Upper Parish Hall
 

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Holy Family Catholic Church
820 Birch
Eudora, KS 66025

(785) 542-2788
hfceudora@sunflower.com
 
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