The Archdiocese of Singapore is preparing 1,127 catechumens and candidates to enter the Catholic Church this Easter.
At the archdiocese’s Christ the King Church, 498 catechumens (non-Christians seeking Baptism) and 68 candidates (baptized Christians seeking full communion with the Catholic Church) participated recently in the parish’s Rite of Election.
At the Church of Our Lady of Perpetual Succour, there were 393 catechumens and 33 candidates.
A Chinese Rite of Election also was held on Feb 21 at the Church of the Holy Trinity with 133 catechumens and two candidates.
“It is a very big milestone for me and also a time to reflect on my faith journey so far,” Roger Loh, 56, told CatholicNews, archdiocesan newspaper
Father Erbin Fernandez, archdiocesan catechetical director, told CatholicNews that “through our courses, workshops and formation sessions, we are encouraging catechetical groups to come together to pray as communities as well as to work with others in the parish in the areas of evangelization and discipleship.”
Archbishop William Goh said there was a 17 percent increase in the Rite of Election over the previous year.