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 2018!

  • Saturday, February 17, 2018 — 11:00 AM — Delaware and Philadelphia North
  • Saturday, February 17, 2018 —  3:00 PM — Bucks and Montgomery
  • Sunday, February 18, 2018  —    3:00 PM — Chester and Philadelphia South

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

  • RCIA Day of Reflection – Saturday, March 24, 2018 from 9 AM – 1:30 PM
    • Details coming soon!

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