Liturgy really can be a celebration. This is the most amazing moment from the Rite of Election - from the Diocese of San Jose. It opens with the song "Sign me up for the Christian Jubilee" (you can hear the closing bars of the song before the cantor moves on to the invitation of the elect to stand.) Be sure to watch the whole thing. (The fellow in the foreground apparently can hardly wait!)
Rite of Election 2009 video, Diocese of San Jose (hi-res) from Diana Macalintal on Vimeo.
What does this teach us about welcome, about joy, about the love we want to share with our catechumens? Volumes!