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Rite of Election

Winter / Spring 2023

Dear Pastor and Coordinator of the Catechumenate (RCIA),

We congratulate the over 250 new members of the elect from the parishes listed below who participated in the Archdiocesan Rite of Election ceremony at St. Patrick’s Cathedral on the First Sunday of Lent, February 26, 2023 with His Eminence Timothy Michael Cardinal Dolan.

We thank everyone who participated in this year’s Archdiocesan Rite of Election. It was a great testimony to the work of the Holy Spirit within our many parish communities throughout the Archdiocese of New York.

May we continue to pray for our Elect as they journey through this Lenten season. 

May our catechumens always remember the day of their election and be grateful for the blessings they have received from heaven.

May their teachers, sponsors and godparents be living examples of the Gospel.

…and may their fellow parishioners, families and friends continue to help them follow the promptings of the Holy Spirit.

We ask this through Christ, our Lord. Amen.

Rite of Election 2023 Participating Parishes

  • Annunciation, Manhattan
  • Ascension, Manhattan
  • Blessed Sacrament, Manhattan
  • Epiphany, Manhattan
  • Fordham University, Bronx
  • Holy Cross, Bronx
  • Holy Name of Jesus and St. Gregory the Great, Manhattan
  • Holy Spirit, Bronx
  • Holy Trinity, Manhattan
  • Immaculate Conception (Gun Hill Road), Bronx
  • Immaculate Heart of Mary, Scarsdale
  • Incarnation, Manhattan
  • Our Lady of Angels, Bronx
  • Our Lady of Mount Carmel, Elmsford
  • Our Lady of Mount Carmel, Middletown
  • Our Lady of Mount Carmel- St. Benedicta and St. Mary of the Assumption, Staten Island
  • Our Lady of Solace and St. Dominic, Bronx
  • Our Lady of Sorrow, Manhattan
  • Our Saviour – Sacred Hearts of Jesus and Mary- St. Stephen – Our Lady of the Scapular Church, Manhattan
  • Regina Coeli, Hyde Park
  • Sacred Heart, Monroe
  • St. Agnes, Manhattan
  • St. Ann, Staten Island
  • St. Anselm and St. Roch, Bronx
  • St. Anthony, Nanuet
  • St. Augustine, New City
  • St. Brigid- St. Emeric, Bronx
  • St. Cecilia and Holy Agony, Manhattan
  • St. Clare, Staten Island
  • St. Elizabeth, Manhattan
  • St. Francis de Sales, Manhattan
  • St. Francis of Assisi, Manhattan
  • St. Francis Xavier, Manhattan
  • St. Helena, Bronx
  • St. Ignatius Loyola, Manhattan
  • St. Joachim-St. John the Evangelist, Beacon
  • St. John Bosco, Port Chester
  • St. John the Baptist and Most Holy Trinity, Yonkers
  • St. John the Evangelist and St. Charles Borromeo, Pawling
  • St. Joseph, Rockland
  • St. Joseph, Bronxville
  • St. Joseph (Greenwich Village), Manhattan
  • St. Jude Parish, Manhattan
  • St. Mary, Mother of the Church, Fishkill
  • St. Nicholas of Tolentine Parish, Bronx
  • St. Patrick (Yorktown Heights), Yorktown Heights
  • St. Patrick’s Cathedral, Manhattan
  • St. Paul the Apostle, Manhattan
  • St. Peter and Our Lady of the Rosary, Manhattan
  • St. Raymond, Bronx
  • St. Simon of Stock and St. Joseph, Bronx
  • St. Vincent Ferrer and St. Catherine of Siena, Manhattan
  • Transfiguration and St. James – St. Joseph, Manhattan

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