In the JosaFASTs this Lent, our RCIA (Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults) candidates and their sponsors will be sharing their thoughts on the RCIA program, Lent, and their faith journey.  They have been meeting with the RCIA team for some months and now enter their final, intense period of formation and preparation for this significant moment in their faith lives.  

The season of Lent is the time to prepare for the celebration of the death and resurrection of Christ. For me, Lent is the time to repent and to turn closer to God by re-examining my life and how I can be more in tune with God.

I try to start my day during Lent by reading daily reflections from Matthew Kelly's "Best Lent Ever" series.  The topic in Day 12 of Lent is "Living Soulfully." It teaches us to focus on things that help us become the best version of ourselves. By doing this, we can be the best person God created us to be. These reflections give me inspiration throughout the day by drawing me closer to God and help me to express gratitude for all that God has given me.  

Nancy Ebarra
RCIA Sponsor of Seth Ebarra

Matthew Ross, Candidate for Full Communion into the Catholic Faith
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Please pray for...
Please pray for our RCIA candidates as they get closer to full initiation into the Catholic Church at the Easter Vigil. Seth Ebarra will receive Baptism, Confirmation and Eucharist and Matthew Ross will receive Confirmation and Eucharist. 

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