The Sant Ocean Hall presents Phoenix, a spectacular,
45-foot-long model of an actual North Atlantic right whale that
descends gracefully through the two-story atrium. Phoenix has been
tracked since birth, and her story links every corner of the hall. She
is one of earth’s largest animals—and one of its most endangered. Right
whales have been hunted longer than any other large whale in the
Archbishop Bernardito Auza Performs Baptism and Holy Sacraments in Hoboken
RCIA Baptism and Holy Sacraments held at The Hoboken Church of Saints Peter & Paul - Easter Vigil 2013 Performed by Archbishop Bernardito Cleopas Auza, Apostolic Nuncio to Haiti Father Robert Meyer Father Linh Hoang
The Rite of Election includes the enrollment of names of all those seeking baptism at the coming Easter Vigil. Typically, on the first Sunday of Lent, the catechumens, their sponsors and families gather at the cathedral church. The catechumens publicly express their desire for baptism to the diocesan bishop. Their names are recorded in a book and they are called "the elect."
Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults
Each year on Holy Saturday during the Easter Vigil, thousands of men and women are received into the Catholic Church in the United States. Parishes welcome these new members through the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA) and at a liturgy bringing men and women into full communion with the Catholic Church. Listed below are some questions and answers about RCIA.