Catechumens from Immaculate Conception celebrated The Rite of Election at St. Catharine’s Parish in Bexley on February 21, with Bishop Brennan presiding over the liturgy.
The Rite of Election closes the Period of the Catechumenate. This rite normally coincides with the first Sunday of Lent. At this rite, upon the testimony of sponsors and catechists and the catechumens’ affirmation of their intention to join the Church, the Church makes its “election” of these catechumens to receive the Sacraments of Initiation. In the presence of the bishop (or his delegate), they inscribe their names in the Book of the Elect.