Rite of Election 2017

In our Lenten journey we are companions with the Catechumens and Candidates who have been elected to participate in the Sacraments of Initiation this Easter. They made their next step at the Rite of Election at the beginning of Lent in diocese across the country. Each...

Why are there  Scrutinies?

‘Well that was a bit of a surprise, it was a different Gospel than I expected. We had the Samaritan Woman at the well.’ A lady commented, to which the reply came ‘Yes that is because it is the third Sunday of Lent and in the RCIA, catechumens celebrate the first...

Rite of Election 2016 – Part 2

The beginning of Lent marks a significant stage for many on the RCIA journey. Those who are ready are ‘elected’ to receive the Sacraments of Initiation at the coming Easter Vigil. This happens on the first weekend in Lent at the diocesan cathedral with the...