Skip to comments.Pope welcomes those seeking entrance to Catholic Church
Posted on 11/24/2013 9:02:30 AM PST by NKP_Vet
Vatican City, Nov 23, 2013 / 12:59 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Pope Francis stood at the door of St. Peters Basilica on Saturday afternoon, prepared to celebrate the entrance of over 500 people into the Catholic Church.
As they waited to process inside, Pope Francis asked in the words of the Rite of Introduction, what do you ask of the Church of God?
Faith, the international group of men, women, and children replied.
Thirty-five representatives approached the pontiff to have him trace the sign of the cross on their foreheads as he pronounced, Christ himself protects you with the sign of his love. Now learn to know him and follow him.
Pope Francis noted that the Nov. 23 event came at the close of the Catholic Churchs Year of Faith, a sign of the journey that many other men and women are carrying out in diverse parts of the world.
Despite the various cultures and individual experiences, the Pope said, those gathered have many things in common.
Above all, we have one: the desire for God, he said
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"I wandered so aimless life filed with sin I wouldn't let my dear saviour in. Then jesus came like a stranger in the night. Praise the Lord I saw the light" ~ Hank Williams
Looks like there are some more Anglicans on the way.
Pray for our catechumens or candidates! :)
Sometimes I wonder if I've forgotten how to communicate properly.
Lord welcome all those new Catholics into your Holy Church and guide them in their journey of faith all the days of their lives. Amen.
God bless you for sharing a part of your story.
The Baptist preacher was winding up his sermon, and it had been a real corker!
“All right! I want alla you who wanna go to heaven to stand up!”
Everyone stood up except for one old man in the back pew.
“All of you who wanna go to heaven, go stand against the wall.”
All except the old man did so with their backs against the wall.
“Don’t you want to go to heaven, brother” asked the preacher.
Oh my, yes! Certainly I do. Some day. But, I thought you were getting a group ready to go right now ...”.
As one who is helping one of my two parish deacons who leads the RCIA ministry in my parish, there are at least 5 young adults, 4 young women and one young man. God Bless those who are catechumens or candidates.