With profound gratitude to the Lord God Who loves all peoples and wants them to be saved by their faith in Jesus Christ His Son, we celebrate this Sunday morning on March 5, 2017, the Rite of Reception for the 4 candidates for the three Sacraments of Christian Initiation, namely Baptism, Confirmation and Eucharist. After the Rite of Reception they are welcomed into the catechumenate—the stage of being taught both Christian principles and Way of Life—and called catechumensm—“dự tòng” in Vietnamese—.
The 4 catechumens are: 1/ Ms. Teresa Nguyễn Thị Hồng Hà, Vietnamese; 2/ Mr. Dominic Robert Young, British; 3/ Mr. Joseph Roderick Fulton Haire, British; and, 4/ Mr. Joseph Kelvin Lim Ang Luck, Singaporean.
These catechumens will receive on Easter Sunday this year, April 16, 2017, the three Sacraments of Baptism, Confirmation and Eucharist.
We pray to the Lord for them with heartfelt wishes that they are always kept in God’s loving guidance and protection.
Fr. Francis Nguyen, O.P.