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Welcoming into the Church

baptism_01.jpgAt the Easter vigil Mass in Gardiner Street church this year, Dusan Sabol, a UCD student from Slovakia, was fully received into the Catholic Church, after a few years of preparation and accompaniment. He was baptised and confirmed, and he received his First Holy Communion. When asked publicly why he wished to be received into the Church, he said that he felt strongly that he had met Christ in the people he encountered and that the desire to be fully in communion with the Church they represented steadily grew within him. Leon Ó Giolláin SJ, a chaplain in UCD, performed the baptism. Dusan was warmly welcomed by the congregation afterwards. Many of them greeted him with words of appreciation and encouragement. See this YouTube video for the baptism ceremony.