Sunday, March 13, 2011

Somos el Cuerpo de Christo

Rite of Election today for the Catechumens and Candidates.  What that really means is the people preparing for Baptism, Confirmation and Communion and the people preparing for Confirmation and Communion (having been already validly baptised in another tradition) get to meet the Bishop.

And so the faithful gathered at Our Lady of Lourdes in De Pere to fit everyone.  Pretty big crowd.  Shout out to a fellow blogger, Marty, leading RCIA for his neck of the Diocese!  But both of our parishes looked pretty puny compared to St. Willy's mass of candidates.  My explanation (to Marty), they must using the iPad2.

Well, we weren't really there due to one iPad or another but one of the songs we sung said it all:
Somos el cuerpo de Cristo.  We are the body of Christ. Hemos oido, el llamado.we've answered "yes" to the call of the Lord.
Tracy Lyn and I decided I should fly this mission solo since a three-year old and a two-hour ceremony don't mix well.  I sat next to the guy I'm sponsoring, Jon and his wife.  And it all worked out pretty smoothly.  We asked him what he said to Bishop Ricken and he thought he said something like, "It's an honor to meet you." And what did the Bishop say?  "Not sure.  Something and then something like God bless you."  Heheheh.  Tracy Lyn doesn't remember what she said or he said either during her handshake with the Bishop.

Anyway it was a pretty great/happy time.  I think everyone gets a little nervous before a group of hundreds of people but it's always nice to know you have hundreds of people supporting you, welcoming you and praying for you.
Somos el cuerpo de Christo.  We are the body of Christ.  Traemos su santo mensaje.  We come to bring the good news to the world.

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