On the First Sunday of Lent, the Catholic Church, world-wide, celebrates The Rite of Election for those in the R.C.I.A. process. Those never baptized are declared “The Elect of God” by the local bishop signifying that God has chosen or elected them to be baptized and enter into the Church, the Body of Christ. Those already baptized, but not Catholic, are also recognized by the Bishop and encouraged as they seek full communion with the Church. In our diocese, Bishop Perez met every person seeking to come into the Church as well as their Godparents and Sponsors and because of the size of the diocese and the size of the Cathedral, he celebrated the Rite twice! Please keep all those who are seeking to become Catholic in your prayers. Our parish is looking forward to welcoming Phyllis Stock into the Church at the Easter Vigil.