Posts Tagged ‘Rite of Election and Call to Continuing Conversion’

The Rite of Election and Call to Continuing Conversion

Sunday, February 18th, 2018

Many times in the Gospels we hear Jesus say, “Come, follow me,” and people did, setting out on the path of new and eternal life.  In our time, Christ’s voice continues to be heard, and today and next Sunday, a special group of people answering his call are gathering at the Basilica of the National […] [Read more]

Together on the Journey of Faith

Monday, March 6th, 2017

As archbishop, it is my privilege to preside at the Rite of Election and Call to Continuing Conversion each Lent.  Yesterday and again next Sunday combined, over 1,100 individuals from all over the archdiocese will have filled the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception for this celebration.  As these adults and young […] [Read more]

Inviting Others to Join Us on the Road of Faith to New Life in Christ

Sunday, February 17th, 2013

One of the fruits of the Second Vatican Council, the 50th anniversary of which we celebrate during this Year of Faith, was the restoration of the catechumenate  in Sacrosanctum Concilium (No. 64) and the subsequent establishment of the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA) to facilitate the entry of adults into the Church Universal. In […] [Read more]