On last Saturday the 29th of February, Bishop Fintan presided at the Rite of Election for Catechumens from across the diocese. We welcomed Yvette, Rahul and Christopher from this parish ,Remy from St Peter and Paul’s ,Ivana and Paulo from Bandon and Katherina from Bantry. They were accompanied by their sponsors, family members and parishioners, who are accompanying them on the journey of Christian Initiation as they prepare for the Sacraments of Baptism, Confirmation and Eucharist. They will receive these sacraments at the Easter Vigil Ceremonies in their parishes. We continue to keep them in our prayers. After the Rite of Election, Bishop Fintan presented certificates to  thirty parishioners from across the diocese to mark the completion of training in RCIA Accompaniment last Autumn. Congratulations to all involved.