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I am the gate for the sheep...
I am the gate.
Whoever enters by me will be saved,
and will come in and go out and find pasture...
A Journey in Seven Steps
Accompanying an Enquirer
On the 29th of May 2021, feast of the Holy Trinity, at St. Paul’s Cathedral in Mdina, His Grace, Archbishop Charles J. Scicluna, received into the Church ten adults, when he conferred on them the Sacraments of Initiation.
The Elect, those who throughout lent had been preparing to be received into the Church, usually receive the three sacraments of Baptism, Confirmation and Holy Eucharist during the Easter Vigil.
His Grace personally welcomes them, as the shepherd of the local Church… Read more »
The first of the three scrutinies for the elect was celebrated by His Grace, Archbishop Charles Jude Scicluna, during the Third Sunday of Lent liturgy on March 7, 2021 that took place at Good Shepherd Church in Balzan. The elect are the adults undergoing a period of purification and enlightenment as part of their journey to receiving the sacraments of Baptism, Confirmation and Holy Eucharist and being welcomed into the Church.
The Church celebrates the scrutinies during three consecutive Sundays of Lent, from the third to the fifth Sunday… Read more »
The Rite of Election, celebrated by His Grace Mgr. Charles J. Scicluna, for the catechumens who are preparing to be initiated as full members of the Catholic Church, took place on the 21st of February 2021 at the Sanctuary of Our Lady of Grace in Zabbar.
The Rite of Election closes the period of the catechumenate as it is celebrated on the First Sunday of Lent… Read more »