A wave of candidates for full communion with the church and others join Archbishop Leonard P. Blair for a welcome and photos near the sanctuary of the Cathedral of St. Joseph on Feb. 22.
The cathedral was the scene of the Rite of Election and the Call to Continuing Conversion ceremonies.
Archbishop Blair welcomed this year’s group of more than 200 catechumens and candidates from 55 archdiocesan parishes.
They will complete their sacramental initiation and be received in the full communion of the Catholic Church during the Easter Vigil Mass. (Photo by Karen O. Bray)