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The Catholic U.P . EVANGELIZATION EDUCATION INFORMATION $2.00 20 Pages March 4, 2016 Vol. 45 No. 4 THE NEWSPAPER OF THE DIOCESE OF MARQUETTE SPOTLIGHT: A reflection on the movie P3 Joy of the Gospel Bishop John Doerfler ANNUAL REPORT: Learn about diocesan finances, Legacy of Faith and more P9-16 WORKS OF MERCY: The Sacrament of Reconciliation brings mercy to us all P19 JOHN FEE THE U.P. CATHOLIC Bishop John Doerfler shakes hands with Damon Hastings, a candidate from St. Joseph Parish in Perkins, at the Rite of Election and Call to Continuing Conversion at St. Peter Cathedral in Marquette on Feb. 14, 2016. The Rite of Election, a ritual in the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA) process, brings catechumens (those to be baptized and confirmed) to the seat of the diocese to ratify their readiness for the sacraments of initiation in front of the bishop. At this same liturgy, candidates, adults who have been baptized but previously uncatechized seeking to be confirmed and receive the Holy Eucharist, are also presented to the bishop. The diocese has 20 catechumens and 48 candidates coming into the Church on Holy Saturday. See page 2 for more photos. Catechumens, candidates welcomed at Rite of Election

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