Initiation has varied in practice over the centuries but it always celebrates God’s choicest blessings as we enter the paschal mystery and deepen our faith. Franciscan Fr. Kenan Osborne presents a historical overview of Baptism, Confirmation and Eucharist and how our understanding and celebration have changed in the last two centuries. Drawing on the “Documents of Vatican II” and the “Catechism of the Catholic Church,” he addresses the pastoral and liturgical concerns of these encounters with God. This lecture was recorded live at the 1998 Religious Education Congress in Anaheim, Calif.