On Sunday, March 5, at the 8:30 Mass, the RCIA catechumens (unbaptized) and candidates (baptized) received their Rite of Sending from Father Jim. They came forward, along with their sponsors, to sign the St. Jude Book of Elect. This book was taken to the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception at 4:30 for the Rite of Election and Call to Continuing Conversion. This ceremony was presided over by Bishop Kemme and included 19 parishes in the Wichita diocese.
Those who participated in the ceremony and are seen in the photos are:
David Smith; sponsor, David Walsh
Jami Bailey; sponsor, Sherry Fowler
Trenton Lloyd; sponsor, Shawn Stockemer
Jeanne Federico; sponsor, Wayne Gile
Paul Bryan; sponsor, Yvonne Bryan
Tammy Miller; sponsor, Carolyn Nungesser
Lester McGuire; sponsor, Sharon Campbell
Also attending were Father Jim, Diana Wolfe, and Frances Rathbun.
Catholic class members to be confirmed are Kaylee Killgore and sponsor Cory Kroupa; Matt Bailey and sponsor, Sherry Fowler. Also attending class is Twyla Kreiner.
The RCIA class is now The Elect and will receive their Rites of Initiation—Baptism (if needed), Confirmation, and Holy Eucharist—at the Easter Vigil on Holy Saturday, April 15, at 8 p.m. This will be followed by a reception for family, friends, and the St. Jude parishioners. Please plan to attend this reception and welcome them into the Catholic Church. Also continue to pray for them, their sponsors, and the RCIA team. Thank you!