Here at Our Lady of The Assumption and The English Martyrs, Cambridge, we have turned to the use of Zoom for our weekly sessions of instruction for the RCIA programme.
We have three who have been elected as Catechumens and six who are Candidates for Reception. Our sessions usually last about an hour and we are able to find time for a question-and-answer period. Although we cannot meet personally at the moment, we have found that a bond has been established even through this medium.
The desire to know about God and his Church and the work of salvation and Christian living has been the glue keeping this group of enquirers together. The joy will come at Easter when, please God, they will be able to meet each other for the first time in the context of the Sacred Liturgy of Holy Saturday.
For us as priests, it has been a learning experience using this modern medium but one which along with Live-Streaming we have come to appreciate.
Pictured above is one of RCIA sessions at Our Lady and the English Martyrs