On Saturday afternoon a group of us travelled to the cathedral for the annual Rite of Election.
This service takes place each year at the beginning of Lent, and is for those who are seeking to be received into the Catholic Church at Easter. A number of people from our parish Journey in Faith group will soon become Catholics, and at the service they were formally welcomed into the church by the Bishop. It was a very uplifting and enjoyable occasion, and a great joy to see so many people from across the diocese who are coming to faith in Christ. Please keep in your prayers all those who will be received into the Church in the coming weeks, and also all those who are still discerning the Lord's call to follow Him.