The Election of Catechumens for Christian Initiation is the focal point of the Church's concern for the Catechumens. Bishop Dewane will celebrate the Rite of Election. Catechumens and Candidates for full Initiation, along with their sponsors and families, will be sent from the parishes of the Diocese to participate in this Rite.
The Rite of Sending will be celebrated in the Parishes before they come to the Rite of Election. During the Rite of Sending the parchment is signed by both catechumens and the pastor. The parchment is brought to the Cathedral and presented to Bishop Dewane during the Rite of Sending. All parishes attending the Rite of Election will bring their banners from their parishes and participate in the entrance procession and proudly display them in the parish group picture with Bishop Dewane. Instructions about the Banner Bearer are below. All parishes are to send in registration forms for the Rite (Deadline Feb. 9, 2014).Forms (You can type in these forms):Rite of Election Welcome & Information Church Site Map & InstructionsRite of Election Seating Reservation formRite of Election Catechumen ListBanner Bearer for Rite of ElectionSEATING At Epiphany:1. CATECHUMENS AND THEIR SPONSORS WILL BE IN A RESERVED SECTION. 2. CANDIDATES,THEIR SPONSORS, and PRIEST WILL BE IN A SEPARATE RESERVED SECTION.3. ALL OTHER GUESTS, TEAM, FAMILY, FRIENDS, ANYONE ELSE WILL BE IN GENERAL SEATING. The Church Site Plan (Map) shows the alphabetical sections where your parish is assigned seating for the ceremony. Please bring the map with you to assist in finding your seats. The rows are numbered from the altar back. Banner Bearer Instructions: Give to your banner bearer.
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Remember the great pot lucks and sharing? Let’s update one another with where our journey has taken us and where we hope to go next. If you enjoyed Alpha @ Epiphany or another location, please feel free to join in. RSVP on green adult faith flyer,
Bring your favorite dish to share, see you there!!
Fridays this Lent, please join us for Stations of the Cross and Lenten Soup Suppers
Stations of the CrossFridays, March 7-April 11, 4:30 pm, CathedralFollowed by
Soup Suppers Fridays, March 7—April 11, 5:30 pm, Parish Center A
A Biblical Walk Through the Mass
Wednesdays, Feb. 12—Mar. 121:30—3pm, Parish Center AFacilitator: Edwina Hassi
From the moment of our creation and throughout biblical history, God has desired to enter into an intimate communion with humanity. In fact, God, who loves us beyond comprehension, has chosen to give us His very Body, Blood, Soul, and Divinity in the Eucharist. It can truly be said that the Catholic Mass is the most amazing event on earth. As Catholics, the Mass is the center of our Faith. We celebrate it every day. We know all the responses. We know all the gestures. But do we know what it all means? In A Biblical Walk Through the Mass, Dr. Edward Sri, on DVD, takes us on a unique tour of the Liturgy.
Confirmation Form Required for Epiphany Cathedral: Depending whether it is an adult or youth, pick the Adult Confirmation Candidate Registration or Youth Confirmation Candidate Registration. Fill in the Candidate Form on the computer, print and get signatures. Adult Confirmation Registration Pentecost Only (For prepared adults who have missed their confirmations.)
Youth Confirmation Candidate Registration--Pentecost Sunday Only (For Youth, 10th grade and above, who have missed their confirmation with their parish, who have been prepared by their parishes)
Diocesan Study Guide to help you prepare. Diocese of Venice Confirmation Study Guide
Send completed form to: Religious Education Dept., Epiphany Cathedral, 310 Sarasota Street, Venice, FL 34285. FAX: 941-488-9333, Phone: 941-485-2325 Religious Education Office or you may email your form to Alice Keough at
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