During Lent, those preparing for full initiation into the Roman Catholic faith have entered into the Period of Purification and Enlightenment. This is a of intense introspection and prayer. As the Elect, Candidates, and our entire community, journey with them toward the joy of Easter, we take a long, careful look at where thirsting, blindness, and entombment are present in our life. Let us pray that these Elect and Candidates, Debby, Benjamin, Misty, Kim, Alma and Alfredo, that they may be given the faith to acknowledge Christ as the Resurrection and the life. Please keep our Elect and Candidates in your prayers.