This past Sunday, 17 catechumens participated in the Rite of Sending at the 11:30 mass where our parish recognized their readiness to receive the sacraments of Baptism, Confirmation and the Eucharist at the Easter Vigil Mass. They were then sent to Our Lady of Sorrows Church in Santa Barbara to receive the Rite of Election celebrated by Bishop Robert Barron. The catechumens are now called “The Elect” as they have been recognized by the Church as being chosen by God to enter into the final period of preparation for the Sacraments of Initiation.
The Elect: Ian Bow, Joe Plummer, Kyle Oakes, Diego DeLeon, Mariana DeLeon, Jennifer DeLeon, Evan Daniels, Matt Daniels, Reed Brewer, Nikolas Carballo, Jaquelin Santiago, Mia Marshall, Rodrigo Zacualpa Cruz, Vanessa Torres, Nayeli Torres, Jesse Torres, Edwin Jaimez.
Please pray for the Elect as well as our 67 baptized Candidates who will be receiving Confirmation and Eucharist the Sunday after Easter.