This Easter, Pray for the Astonishing Variety of People Joining the Church

A reminder, as we enter Triduum, of all the new papists we must keep in our prayers!

A Muslim, a family of seven, a marine, a former abortion clinic administrator [Abby Johnson] – these are just a few of the many faces of people from around the country who are slated to join the Catholic Church at Easter.

The U.S. bishops’ conference recently profiled a handful of unique stories from individuals in different states, each of whom will be either baptized or confirmed during the Church’s universal celebration of the Easter Vigil on April 24.

Although the numbers are still trickling in for this year, the conference reported that in 2010, there were over 43,000 adult baptisms in the U.S. and more than 75,000 people received into full communion with the Church. [Catholic Online]

This Easter I will be attending the Vigil Mass where a good friend is coming into the Church. Attending the Vigil with someone who is going through the Church’s highest celebrations for the first time is a wonderful opportunity to celebrate with “new eyes” yourself.

Please join me in praying for all those coming into full communion with the Church this Easter, and for those who continue to move closer towards that communion through the promptings of the Holy Spirit!

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3 thoughts on “This Easter, Pray for the Astonishing Variety of People Joining the Church

  1. windowinthesky88 says:

    I certainly keep those who are coming into the Church in my prayers. I, too remember when I came in the Church two years ago on April 11th I was the only to be baptized as an adult, but still I remember a gentlemen tell me that we those come into the Church give those who are cradled a sense of renewal of our faith.

    But truly to know that they have finally answered God’s call to them to come home is amazing no matter the story. I congrat all those you are coming home.

    God Bless,
    Nikita

  2. Teep says:

    Amen to that! It is very heartening to know that many people are entering the church in the US. I hope their formation sticks with them, and I’ll be sure to pray for all of them this Easter.

  3. John Turner says:

    From age-to-age You gather a people to Yourself; so that from east-to-west a perfect offering may be made to the glory of Your Name!

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