BSC KUCHING: After a year of preparation, 29 catechumens who enrolled for the 2021/2022 Rite of Christian Initiation (RCIA) course at Blessed Sacrament Church were confirmed as Catholics at a special Mass on Easter Sunday afternoon, 17 April 2022.

Making up this number of neophytes were 17 elects who received the sacraments of Baptism and Confirmation with their first Holy Communion, from Parish Rector Fr Patrick Heng. Eight (8) confirmands received the sacrament of Confirmation and four (4) candidates were accepted into the Catholic Church during the Rite of Reception.

2022 – Journey of Faith 
16 January  Rite of Entrance/Acceptance in the Parish Hall
6 March       Rite of Election/Enrollment of Names in the Parish Hall
20 March    Rite of First Scrutiny in Church
27 March    Presentation of the Creed and Second Scrutiny in Church
3 April         Reception into the Catholic Church and Third Scrutiny in Church
8 April        Presentation of the Lord’s Prayer in Church
17 April      Rite of Initiation in Church on Easter Sunday

Signing of the Book of Elects by Fr Patrick Heng

Rite of Entrance into the Catechumenate

Easter Sunday – Rite of Initiation 

Baptism of the Elect

Presentation of Lighted candles after Baptism

Anointing – Sealed with the gift of the Holy Spirit

Confirmation of the Elect

Newly baptised receives first Holy Communion

Elects with the Celebrant, Fr Patrick Heng

Photos: Peter Chai