Our RCIA participants (those in the community who want to become Catholics) attended a ceremony held at the Cathedral Parish last Sunday, the catechumens declared before the Church community their intention to receive baptism at Easter.
In family life, values are handed on from one generation to the next, often symbolized through a particular custom, document or treasured heirloom. Throughout the centuries the Church, too, has passed down its most precious beliefs, often symbolized in rituals and prayers. The Presentation of the Creed is one such example. In a short ceremony at the 9.30am Mass this weekend several weeks before their baptism, catechumens are formally presented with the Creed, a statement of Catholic belief. More than an acquisition of a document, the focus of this ceremony is on the people of the community handing on an enduring tradition of faith to yet another generation of believers.