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Rite of Election

Winter 2021

Dear Pastor and Coordinator of the Catechumenate (RCIA),

His Eminence Timothy Michael Cardinal Dolan invites those catechumens (the unbaptized) who participated in their parish Catechumenate (RCIA) process and are ready to celebrate the three sacraments of Christian initiation this coming Easter Vigil to formally participate in their parish celebration of the Rite of Election on the First Sunday of Lent, February 21, 2021.

In order to assist with you with your parish preparations, we have attached two parish celebrations of the Rite of Election that you are free to use at your discretion.

Parish Celebration of the Rite of Election – English

Parish Celebration of the Rite of Election – Spanish

Parish baptized candidates who are ready for their Confirmation and First Holy Communion this coming Easter season, may participate in a parish celebration of the Rite of Calling the Candidates to Continuing Conversion at any time in the beginning of Lent.
For more information go to this link:  Rite of Calling the Candidates.

If you need any further assistance, please feel free to contact us at the Office at 646-794-2574 or 646-794-2581 or by e-mailing us at:

Thank you for your cooperation with these matters. It really makes a difference.


Oscar Cruz
Director of the Catechumenate (RCIA)

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