Nearly 800 new Catholics will enter the Catholic Church in the Archdiocese of Baltimore at Saturday’s Easter Vigil. Seven hundred and ninety-three people will enter into full communion with the Catholic Church at the solemn Easter Vigil Mass on Saturday, April 23. A total of 228 catechumens (the un-baptized) and 565 candidates (already Baptized in another Christian Church) will participate in the celebration of initiation.
During the Easter Vigil liturgy, the catechumens will receive the sacraments of Baptism, Confirmation and Eucharist and the candidates will be received into the full communion of the Catholic Church. There are currently over 500,000 registered Catholics in the Archdiocese of Baltimore, the oldest Catholic diocese in the United States. Over 1,100 youths participated in last Saturday’s annual Lenten youth pilgrimage in Baltimore.