Becoming Catholic2019-03-26T19:39:55+00:00

Each year as the Easter season approaches, Catechumens (those preparing for Baptism) and Candidates (who will complete their full sacramental initiation by receiving the Sacraments of Confirmation and Eucharist) are formally recognized  by the Bishop.  At the Rite of Election and Call to Continuing Conversion celebrated at Immaculate Conception Church in Hendersonville on March 23, Bishop Peter J. Jugis welcomed Catechumens Gene Broecker and Jose Raya and Candidates Jeff Allred and Juan Gabriel Gonzalez.  These men will enter the full communion of the Catholic Church at Easter and are pictured here with the Bishop and their sponsors.