It was a big day at St. Peter Cathedral in Marquette. A Rite of Election ceremony was held with new Bishop John Doerfler.
Rite of Election is a ritual held on the first Sunday of the Lenten season. Itâ??s a day when catechumens, people who have not been baptized, become part of the Catholic Church. And candidates, those already baptized, receive confirmation.
And while it was a big day for all involved, it was even more memorable to be a part of Bishop Doerfler's first liturgy.
"It's really exciting to help bring in the new bishop," said Nicolas Moreno, a candidate from Escanaba.
Everyone involved will return for Easter Vigil to officially become members of the Catholic Church.