After going to church regularly for more than 20 years, Jerry Garner of Lenox Township, Pennsylvania, is now consciously making a decision to join the Catholic faith.
Rite of Election
Rite of Election Brings Soon-To-Be Catholics Closer to Baptism
Hundreds of people took a big step in her journey to becoming Catholics by taking part in the Rite of Election on Sunday, Feb. 26 — a time-honored tradition that takes place annually on the first Sunday of Lent and signifies the fact that those who are to be baptized — called catechumens — have been chosen, or elected, by the Church.
Rite of Election Marks Final Prep For Soon-To-Be Catholics
Hundreds of people came to St. Patrick’s Church, Bay Ridge on Sunday, March 6, to take part in the Rite of Election — a prayer service in which those who are enrolled in the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA) in the Diocese of Brooklyn took an important step toward becoming full members of the Catholic Church.
Rite of Election Marks Big Step in Faith Journey for Hundreds
Jasmine Zuniga is one of the hundreds of people, called catechumens, who are enrolled in the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA) in the Diocese of Brooklyn and have been busy studying in their local parishes to be baptized into the Catholic Church. On Feb. 21, Jasmine and her fellow catechumens took part in the Rite of Election.
Bishop Welcomes Almost 450 Catechumens Who Will Enter the Church at Easter
Never baptized in any Christian tradition, these catechumens – as they are called – are enrolled in the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA), and will enter the Church at the Easter Vigil, March 31, in their home parishes.
Rite of Election: More Than a Thousand People Prepare to Enter the Church
In Brooklyn and Queens, 1,125 adults and children will receive the sacraments at the Easter Vigil. Bishop Nicholas DiMarzio greeted them during the Rites of Election and Call to Continuing Conversion last Sunday, Feb. 14.