Rite of Election, Call to Continuing Conversion ceremonies

Archbishop Michael Jackels poses with a group of catechumens and candidates from St. Thomas Aquinas Church and Catholic Student Center in Ames at St. Edward Parish in Waterloo on Feb. 29. They participated in Rite of Election and Call to Continuing Conversion ceremonies in Waterloo and Dubuque Feb. 29 and March 1. The Dubuque event was held at the Cathedral of St. Raphael. Those who took part in these ceremonies will be receiving the sacraments at this year’s Easter Vigil. Catechumens will join the church as new members. Candidates are people who gave already been baptized and  will come into full communion with the church. (Contributed photo)