The Mystery of New Life - Christian Initiation
This saving power of God culminates for us in the present time through the initiation of those who have been preparing to be received into the Church through the Rite of Christian Initiation.
"As a child of God, as an adopted child of God, your life will be forever different. And ultimately, you'll be invited to the great banquet in heaven. Why? Because in this pouring out of the Spirit we are so changed, and in the death and resurrection of Christ, we are so redeemed and so saved that we're invited not only to this table of everlasting life but to the table in that kingdom that knows no end. What a wonderful journey, and today we simply mark this moment in your life as you step forward to say, "Lord, I want to be where you are, I want to join you in your family. I want to hear your word, receive these sacraments and be a part of that family you invite us to enter now and ultimately in glory." ~ Cardinal Donald Wuerl to the catechumens.
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