Tuesday, 21 April 2009
Alleluia He is Risen!
We continue to celebrate Eastertide and give thanks to God for the Resurrection of Jesus. We continue to pray for those new Catholics who were received and baptised at Easter. This year a record number were received into the Church in the Diocese over the easter weekend: There was an increase of over 50% this year and over 50 of them were baptised during the Easter ceremonies.
One of those baptised was 19 year old Callum Day who is training to be a mechanic. He was baptised by full immersion at the Easter Vigil in St Michael's, Worthing in front of friends, family and parishioners. He is shown in the picture just after his baptism holding his baptismal candle. He had not been baptised a young child but he had as a young man felt the call of the Lord to faith. Callum reflecting on his Easter baptism said: “I feel as if I have been reborn and made clean, and that I am able to face the world as a new person loved by Jesus and called to share that love with others.”