Yes, we have entered into the season of Lent. These are important days for us as Catholics. We desire to strengthen the faith given to us in Baptism by following Jesus more closely. It is also the time when those in RCIA (the Rite of Christian Initiation) complete the process of being welcomed into the Catholic Church and celebrate the Sacraments of Initiation.
This Sunday our Candidates: Dolores Burritt, Eddie Cruz, Karla Cruz, Isaura Leon, Robin Lund, Jason Lund, Jr. and Virginia Ouellette will be sent from our community to be received in the Rite of Election by Archbishop Blair at the Cathedral of St. Joseph in Hartford. We ask that you pray for them in these final days of their preparation.
During the season of Lent they will also celebrate two scrutinies in which we, as a community, pray that they better understand their being received into the Catholic Church. These prayers will be said at Mass on two Sundays in Lent when they are
presented with the Nicene Creed and the Lord’s Prayer.
We also ask that you keep in your prayers two adults: Richard Boebel and Priscilla Miranda who are preparing for Confirmation. Bishop Peter Rosazza will be with us on April 26th for the Sacrament of Confirmation. He will confirm 40 of our high school students and 2 adults. Spring is a special time to celebrate the Sacraments of Initiation (Baptism, Confirmation and Communion). Please keep in your prayers all who will be celebrating these Sacraments this season.
[ The Parish Bulletin for 03/09/2014 can be obtained here. ]