Cedar Rapids parish welcomes seven into the Catholic Church

Makes adaptations in light of COVID-19

By Michelle Tressel

Special to The Witness

CEDAR RAPIDS — At the heart of the rhythm within a parish is the liturgical year: Advent, Christmas, Lent, Easter, Ordinary Time. In addition to liturgical celebrations, many preparations and events in the life of a parish are tied to the liturgical year. One example is the preparation of individuals to be received into the Catholic Church at Easter Vigil.  Because of the pandemic, at St. Jude parish in Cedar Rapids, many aspects of parish life were changed.  The typical rhythm of preparing and bringing candidates and catechumens into the church was impacted and so were their journeys of faith.

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