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Congratulations and welcome to catechumens Casey and Ashley
and to candidates Sonia, Christopher and Janiceand their families,
on the recent celebration of the rite of acceptance/welcoming!
As we move forward in this period of the catechumenate, we, the family of God at St. Joseph Parish, as the Christian faithful, now become the community in which God has placed those currently preparing for baptism and/or full communion. We are their example and their source of love and support for this part of the journey.
What do our catechumens and candidates need/seek? They tell us in their answers to the questions posed of them in the opening dialogue of the combined rite. How can we/you be their love and support?
What do you ask of God’s Church?
"baptism and full communion with the Church” - Casey Griffiths
“baptism” - Ashley Williamson
“a community of faith” - Sonia Black
“a better relationship with Christ” - Christopher Eromobor
“guidance for my journey of faith in God” - Janice Oliveira (in absentia
What do you ask of this faith community?
“a community of faith” - Casey Griffiths
“fellowship in Christ” - Ashley Williamson
“community” - Sonia Black
“a fuller experience of faith” - Christopher Eromobor
“community and accountability” - Janice Oliveira (in absentia)
~~~ Come Holy Spirit! Enkindle in us all the fire of Your love! ~~~
Call us if you have questions: Deacon Don Craighead, Director, 615-870-0488; Bill Chalfin, 615-948-0529;
Al Fleck, 615-868-5650; Debra Head, 615-851-1908; Don Steinhilber, 615-265-8375
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