Our final gathering was an evening of great fun and laughter as we remembered the events of the past year and bid farewell to this phase of the intiation journey. After mass and a barbecue, a slide preentation of the whole year, complete with music, was presented as a way of remembering how far we have come. The RCIA team was also thanked for the many hours of dedicated service this year. Finally, certificates were presented and we had our final passing of the Christ candle before we left. While it can be somewhat bittersweet to let go of this unusual and special time we have spent together, there is a great deal in store after the “honeymoon” period of Mystagogia. Everyone is invited and encouraged to think about being on the team next year or to be present with us in spirit. Until then ~ Godspeed and many blessings as the journey continues. . . .