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Welcome Into The Church Card

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Reception/Welcome greeting card suitable for all joining the praying community of the Church.

Reception/Welcome Card
A welcome card for the occasion of a person's reception into the Church: especially suitable for those having followed an R.C.I.A. course (Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults). 
The wording on the front of this card reads:  
Welcome - "For where two or three gather in my name, there am I with them" Matthew 18.20

The wording inside the card accompanies symbolic images of the three sacraments associated with the initiation ceremony of reception into the (Catholic) Church:

The Life of Christ
'In Baptism we share the life of Christ.'
'In the Eucharist we receive the food of the life.'
In Confirmation we receive the ourpouring of the Holy Spirit from the Father and the Son.'

along with a prayerful greeting of encouragement:

God bless you as you celebrate your welcome into the Church.
You will always have the help and guidance of the Holy Spirit
to persevere faithfully in the choice you have made:
new life with Christ, nourishment for the journey,
The Trinity of love embracing you.

Printed on cream card and hand-finished and presented with a cream 100 gsm quality envelope in a polypropylene display sleeve. 
110 mm x 220 mm (DL ISO standard envelope size)
These cards are printed when ordered, so it is sometimes possible to personalise the design.  Availability depends on the date required and the price on the quantity ordered. Please ask.

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WATERMEAD STORY We always try to accomodate requests from customers. This card is the result of regularly being asked for a greeting card fto send to candidates who have completed the R.C.I.A. (Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults) course and are being received into the Catholic Church at the Easter Vigil. We hope that this design satisfies those many requests. THE RECEPTION CEREMONY usually includes the sacraments of Baptism, First Holy Communion and Confirmation. However, Baptism is not always required when candidates have been baptised (Christened) into another Christian community: this first step into another Church (Church of England, Protestant, etc.) is recognised by the Catholic Church as their introduction into the life of Christ and does not need to be repeated as part of reception ceremony. THE SACRAMENTS The Christian journey is marked by special moments of God’s blessing called Sacraments. There are seven: Baptism (Christening), Confirmation (or Chrismation), the Eucharist (Holy Communion), Penance (Confession/Reconciliation), the Anointing of the Sick (formerly termed Last Rites), Holy Orders (Priesthood and Religious life) and Matrimony (Marriage) - linking the stages of human life with the stages of the spiritual life.