The desire to learn about God has been the glue bonding an RCIA group at Our Lady and the English Martyrs in Cambridge. Mgr Eugène Harkness reports.
Here at Our Lady of The Assumption and The English Martyrs, Cambridge, we have turned to the use of Zoom for our weekly sessions of instruction for the RCIA programme.
We have three on the programme who have been elected as Catechumens and six more who are Candidates for Reception. Our sessions usually last about an hour and we are able to find time for questions-and-answers.
Although we cannot meet personally, the sessions have helped create a bond even through this worrying period of time.
The desire to know about God and his Church and the work of salvation and Christian living has been the glue keeping this group of enquirers together. The joy will come at Easter when, please God, they will be able to meet each other for the first time in the context of the Sacred Liturgy of Holy Saturday.
For us as priests, it has been a learning experience using this modern medium but one which along with live-streaming we have come to appreciate.
Picture: One of RCIA sessions at Our Lady and the English Martyrs.