In February, the candidates along with their sponsors and catechists from our parish, St Mary’s Harbourne, were presented to the Archbishop and three other bishops from the Archdiocese, in St Chad’s Cathedral for reception into the Catholic Church at the even sitting on the floor vigil. The Cathedral was packed to full capacity, with people even sitting on the floor! What was so impressive was that the young, old and infirm journeyed forward to express publically their desire to enter fully into the life of the Church. What a witness of faith. Many nationalities were represented, including a candidate in our parish from China and one from Hong Kong.
We are very happy to be involved and committed weekly to this preparation of the candidates in in our parish which runs from September to May.
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