Christ calls, Asians respond

Lent series 2024
William Grimm William J. Grimm

Catechumens Help Us Celebrate Easter

Though there are some parishes where adults are baptized at other times, the Church's tradition, theology, and liturgy set the Easter Vigil as the proper time to celebrate the Sacraments of Initiation (Baptism, Confirmation, Eucharist) for adults.

Lent is the season during which catechumens make their final preparations to be welcomed into the Church.

At the same time, those of us who are already baptized use the season preparing to renew our own baptismal promises at Easter. The stories of how women and men who will be baptized came to believe in Christ are inspirations for all of us as we prepare to celebrate the Church's chief feast.

And so, each year during Lent UCA News presents the stories of people who will join the Church in proclaiming that Jesus Christ is their Lord. May the stories of their journey with and to Christ help you on your own journey.

William Grimm

William J. Grimm
UCA News