Candidates from across the diocese seeking confirmation and catechumens seek all three sacraments of imitation (baptism, first communion and confirmation) attended the Rite of Election, March 5, and were presented to Bishop Robert Gruss. In his homily, Bishop Gruss reminded the candidates and catechumens that “These forty days in the desert (Lent) are meant to prepare you for this new life with Christ. As you talk seriously this preparation, be assured that we will surround you in prayer, and that the entire church will accompany you, leading you to a deeper encounter with Christ on your journey towards the joys of Easter and new life.”

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