Fifty people were received into the Church at St. Stephen on Easter Vigil last. This is nothing like walking into a protestant church and saying, “Hi, I’m here,” and everyone runs around you and says, “Welcome.” If you ever get a welcome from Catholics, you will be lucky. Catholics are oddballs with some attitude and some fortitude, which is why I fit in, but I’m not talking about those nincompoops in Washington, who’ve got zero of everything.
Preparation to be received is a long process and requires two mother hens. We are lousy at getting people in, but if you do, pat yourself on your cape for being Clark Kent.