Rite of Election
March 5 | 10:30 am - 11:30 am
Rite of Election: Saturday 3/5/22 at 10:30am (Region II & III) and Sunday 3/6/22 at 3:30pm (region I & IV). All catechumens and candidates in the diocese should attend the Rite of Election. During the Rite of Election, catechumens (those who have not been baptized in any Christian faith tradition) publicly express their desire for baptism to the bishop. Their names are recorded in the Book of the Elect, a designation which reflects that the bishop, in the name of the Lord and the local Church, is choosing or electing them to share in the Easter sacraments. Candidates (those who were baptized in another Christian faith tradition) celebrate the Call to Continuing Conversion, publicly professing their faith and their desire to come into full communion with the Catholic Church.