On Saturday, March 31, we saw the culmination of the RCIA process in the celebration of the Sacraments of Initiation—Baptism, Confirmation, and the Eucharist--as two new members joined our church and one Catholic received Confirmation. Our Pastor, Father Jim Mainzer, conducted the Rite of Initiation with help from Donovan Bailey and the RCIA Directors, Mark and Loretta Miller.
Our Catechumens who were baptized into our faith are: Jesse Haskin and his Godparent is Joey Mies; and Fabiola Magana and her Godparent is Ricci Creekmore. Receiving the Sacrament of Confirmation was Lorena Sanabria Salazar, with sponsor Teresa Castellanos. For those of you who were able to attend this ceremony, it was an amazingly joyous and happy occasion to witness. The choir was in fine form and Lora King did an awesome job being our photographer.
A reception was held in the parish hall after the service, and all parishioners were invited for refreshments and to welcome our new members. The parish hall decorations and reception table were set up and arranged by Melissa Holt and Jami Bailey and many helpers. The food and drinks were donated by the RCIA team members, and many of them helped set up and clean up afterwards. Thanks to all of them because the reception couldn’t happen without their contribution of time and talent.