Christian Initiation

Rite of Election and of the Call to Continuing Conversion

Rite of Election and of the Call to Continuing Conversion

Please note times for celebration of the Rite in 2020!

  • Saturday, February 29, 2020 — 11:00 AM — Philadelphia North and Delaware County
  • Saturday, February 29, 2020 —  3:00 PM — Philadelphia South and Bucks County
  • Sunday, March 1, 2020  —  3:00 PM — Chester and Montgomery Counties

Guidance For Parishes For Christian Initiation of Adults

1. Period of Evangelization and Precatechumenate

2. First step: Acceptance into the Order of Catechumens

3. Period of the Catechumenate

4.Second Step: Election or Enrollment of Names

      • – Rite of Election Materials

5. Period of Purification and Enlightenment

6. Third Step: Celebration of the Sacraments of Initiation

7. Period of Postbaptismal Catechesis or Mystagogy

8. Reception of Baptized Christians into the Full Communion of the Catholic Church