Written by Sherry
Wednesday, 10 March 2010 15:23
There has been much talk of larger than usual numbers of adults entering the Church this Easter. And not just the usual 150,000 or so in the US:
3,000 will be received in Hong Kong
650 will be received in Vietnam
There's been considerable talk about the 2,062 in the Archdiocese of Atlanta
But the 3,000 new Catholics in Dallas easily beats that and Houston's nearly 2000 catechumens and candidates practically matches Atlanta's numbers.
1,100 in the Archdiocese of Denver
675 adults and their sponsors filled our little Cathedral here in Colorado Springs for two Rite of Election Masses.
1,600 in the Archdiocese of New York
Over 1,000 in St. Petersburg, Florida
774 are joining us Diocese of Arlington, Virginia
The Archdiocese of Cincinnati will see 1049 catechumens and candidates- which is typical of the numbers they have seen over the past several years.
895 in Philly
1,400 in San Diego
and many, many more in the nearly 3,000 Catholic dioceses throughout the world. Only God knows how many are on that journey this year.
Are you one of them? Do you know someone who will be entering the Church at Easter? What's happening in your diocese or parish?