Nearly 200 new members to enter church at Easter Vigil

By The Compass | March 23, 2016

GREEN BAY — Parishes around the diocese will welcome at least 197 new members into the church on March 26, at the Easter Vigil. These newest members, called catechumens and candidates during their preparation time, have taken part in the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA).

On the first Sunday of Lent, they were enrolled in the Book of the Elect at their parishes. They were presented to Bishop David Ricken at a special Mass later in the day.

Catechumens are those who will be baptized and also receive the sacraments of confirmation and Eucharist at the vigil.

Candidates are those who have already been baptized, whether in the Catholic Church or in another Christian denomination. They will make a full profession of faith and receive confirmation and/or Eucharist in the church at the vigil.

After the Easter Vigil, the newly initiated — who will then be called neophytes — enter the final stage of the RCIA process: mystagogia.

The mystagogia is marked by the new experiences of sharing in the sacraments and in full participation in the community. Mystagogia comes from a Greek word meaning a time of entering into mystery. It is during this time that the newest members of Christ’s church learn what it means to be disciples. This period lasts until Pentecost — May 15 this year — but it never truly ends.

Following are the catechumens and candidates whose names were submitted by parishes to the diocesan Office of Worship. Questions regarding errors and omissions could be directed to [email protected]

Algoma and Kewaunee
St. Mary and Holy Rosary parishes: Sarah Bertlesen, Araceli Cano-Leon, Jennifer Gozdzialski, Darcy Huston, Nick Huston, Jasmine Huston, Anders Konkol, Zen Konkol, Lisa Rankin, Pat Rayome, Nikki Schaller, Patrick Tourdot

Appleton
Sacred Heart Parish: Corey Kaufman, Hailey Kaufman

St. Therese Parish: Emanuel Alvarado, Kimberly De La Cruz, Francisco Lecona, Pa Houa Lee, Sofia Marti­nez, James Redlin, Gary Rico

St. Thomas More Parish: Angela Birchfield, Arik Sargeant, Katherine Warner

St. Bernard Parish: Kenneth Cupples, Daniel Thiel, Edna Ulrich, Gillian Ulrich, Timothy Ulrich

St. Joseph Parish: Max Wallace
St. Mary Parish: Dassani Bui, Kevin Bui, Tani Bui, Tina Bui, Matthew Petersen,

Brillion
Holy Family Parish: Stacy Geiger, Hunter Kuehn, Dylan Steinbach

De Pere
Our Lady of Lourdes Parish: Hailey Ledstrum, Danielle Perszak, Griffen Wendt

Dyckesville
St. Louis Parish: Tanner Long

Egg Harbor
Stella Maris Parish: Angela Packard

Flintville
Ss. Edward and Isidore Parish: Alexandra Anderson, Christopher VandenBerg

Green Bay

Nativity of Our Lord Parish: Dan Witter

St. Agnes Parish: Jessica Fuller, Mark Ginnow

St. Bernard Parish: Eric Hunter, Gretchen Rouse

St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Parish: Nathan Anderson, Owen Monfils, Adam Snow

St. Francis Xavier Cathedral: Michael Bubolz, Michael Eastman

St. Philip the Apostle Parish: Emanuel Galvan, Lydia Lopez

St. Willebrord Parish: Sandra Chavez, Jocelyn Espinoza, Jaime Segundo Estrella-Jama, Zenaida Fiscal, Stephanie Funmaker, Adriana Jaqueline Garcia, Diego Juarez, Alfredo Lara Cuevas, Carlos Martinez, Christian Martinez, Francisco Martinez, Jennifer Martinez, Arien Mosqueda, Lyric Musckinske, Laura Fernanda Padilla, Lesly Lynn Perez, Roxana Jaquel Perez, Carlos Javier Reyes, Diego Delfino Reyes, Jorge Luis Salazar, Cristina Saldana, Alexis Santiago, Gerardo Sicairos-Lopez, Yoseline Trigueros, Efren Yahir Vasquez, Yuri Jetzavet Vasquez, Gabriel Vega, Vicente Vega

Quad Parishes: Heather Bork, Mary Lor, Mai Thao, Youa Xiong
Resurrection Parish: Laura Guex, Michael Nickerson, Lisa Radtke

Howard
St. John the Baptist Parish: Lisa Baranczyk, Greg DeGroot, Johanna Kimps, Ravon Lollis, Riquel Lollis, Isaac Schultz, Elizabeth Tauscheck, Jon Tauscheck, Kristopher Wright

Greenville
St. Mary of the Immaculate Conception Parish: Alyssa Christian,Kc McGlynn, Gayle Pauley, Patti Vanderloop, Emily Wacker

Hortonville
Ss. Peter and Paul Parish: Clifford Bungert Jr., Tiffany Huettl

Kaukauna
Holy Cross: Sherry Baumgart, Jennifer Thomack

Kimberly/Darboy
Holy Spirit Parish: Jill Burgbacher, Kayleigh DeGroot, Mark Olin, Kenneth Schmalz

Manitowoc
St. Francis of Assisi Parish: Brenda Gosden, Bryanna Gosden

Marinette
Holy Family Parish: Ryan Thill

Menasha
St. Mary and St. John parishes: Addison Dinka, Camille Dinka, Jessica Dinka, Clay Riehl, Connor Riehl, Cooper Riehl, Case Riehl

Mishicot
Holy Cross Parish: Alice Mason, Stormy Schreiber

Neenah
St. Gabriel the Archangel Parish: Kirkland Fishel, Abby Moder
St. Margaret Mary Parish: Robert Mittelstaedt, Kelsey White, David Will

Newton
St. Thomas the Apostle Parish: Angelica Maria Fernandez, Zachary Rathsack

Oshkosh
St. Jude the Apostle Parish: Nathan Beardsley, Elise Boettcher, Ashly Garner, Steve Kos, Samantha Kosmer, Dave McKinney, Jenzel Phillips, Kristen Plumb, Madysen Probst, Kayla Schmick

St. Raphael the Archangel Parish: Olivia Angle, Alexander Baez, Madeline Bickley, Quinn Chamberlain, Ava Copening, Cameron Crandall, Jimena Eccamilla, John Field, Maddox Fuetz, Amber Huss, Michael Lee, Miranda Leggett, James Leuthold, Madelyn McClelland, Mavie McClelland, Kate Menzner, Rebecca Miller, Isabella Niesen, Dakota Parker, Haley Parker, Alexis Pfeilfister, Joseph Pfeilfister, Erin Poeschner, Makenna Ramminger, Summer Ramminger, Lucas Schettle, Dayton Stumpf, Brent Thompson

Plainfield
St. Paul Parish: Gabrielle Gendusa, Katrina Gendusa, Lisa Graff

Shawano
Sacred Heart Parish: Juliet Brossman, Tracee Brown, Thomas James Brown, Jr., Matthew Congos, Cindi Gondeck, Kay Hoffman, Lesley Nemetz, Adam Nielson, Amber Onesti, Brittney Onesti, Scott Pieper, Mary Kay Stezenski

Sherwood/Hilbert/Stockbridge
St. John-Sacred Heart Parish: Erin Nett, Jen Sabrowsky

St. Anna/Kiel/New Holstein
St. Ann/Ss. Peter and Paul/Holy Rosary parishes: Lindsay McCoy, Chuck Lee Mueller, Laura Winkel

Stiles/Oconto Falls/Oconto
St. Patrick/St. Anthony/Holy Trinity parishes: Mitch Boosma, Michelle Pendl, Jason Viestenz

Tigerton/Marion/Leopolis/Wittenberg
St. Anthony, St. Mary, St. Mary, Holy Family-St. William parishes: Lauren Conover, Sarah Grabowicz, Devin Selenka

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