Pray for our RCIA & RCIC members
Brian Schenkenberger Kimberly Moore Jody Hester Michelle Wiseman Daniel Houston Ivy Adams Kayla Traxler Dennis Canter Rhonda Morrow Coen Grimm Emma Gruska Michael Moneypenny III Colton Reed Kylee Rolenz
who will be taking part of the Rite of Election on February 18 @ 10:30 am at St. John Cathedral in Cleveland.
What is the Rite of Election?
When a Catechumen and the priest and the parish team working with him or her believes the person is ready to make a faith commitment to Jesus in the Catholic Church, the next step is the request for baptism and the celebration of the Rite of Election. Even before the Catechumens are baptized, they have a special relationship to the Church.
The Rite of Election includes the enrollment of names of all the Catechumens seeking baptism at the coming Easter Vigil. Typically, on the first Sunday of Lent, the Catechumens, their sponsors and families gather at the cathedral church. The Catechumens publicly express their desire for baptism to the diocesan bishop. Their names are recorded in a book and they are called the Elect.