A special service, part of The Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults,
takes place in St Andrew’s Cathedral
at 3.00 on the First Sunday of Lent. The Archbishop presides and
adults in the Archdiocese who wish
to be presented for Baptism and Christians who wish to come into
full communion with the Catholic Church are presented to him and
enrol either for Baptism at Easter or to be welcomed into full communion.
People are accompanied by their parish priest and sponsors and members
of their families, and the music is led and supported by the St Mungo Singers.
The readings are usually taken from those assigned to the First Sunday of Lent.
The Introit is taken from the Mass of the day:
He will call to me and I shall answer
with freedom and honour and length of days.
he will call to me, he will call to me.
All you sheltered by the Most High
who live in Almighty God’s shadow,
say to the Lord, ‘My refuge, my fortress,
my God in whom I trust.’
Psalm 50: O Lord, you will not spurn a humbled. contrite heart.
The Gospel Acclamation:
Not by bread alone do we live,
but by every word from the mouth of God.
Not by bread alone, not by bread alone,
not by bread alone:
Praise to you, O Christ,
King of eternal glory.