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Rite of Election

Celebration of Rite of Election 2021: February 20-21, 2021


Due to social distancing guidelines that impact parish capacities, in 2021 the Rite of Election has been delegated to each pastor for the first Sunday of Lent. While the Bishop regrets not being able to celebrate this Rite with the people across our diocese, we hope that each parish will find great joy in celebrating within their own community.

We ask that ALL parishes report the number of catechumens (no names necessary) to the diocese, as well as your decision to celebrate the Rite of Election as part of the weekend liturgy or separate from mass.

The Offices of Worship and Christian Formation have scheduled a webinar for Thursday, January 21, 2021 at 1:30 pm to address any questions parishes may have concerning the celebration of the Rite of Election. Click the box below to join the webinar. Passcode: 575826