Christian Initiation

Rite of Election and of the Call to Continuing Conversion

Rite of Election and of the Call to Continuing Conversion 2022

Saturday, March 5, 2022 at 11:00 AM
Montgomery County and Delaware County

Saturday, March 5, 2022 at 3:00 PM
Chester County and Bucks County

Sunday, March 6, 2022 at 3:00 PM
Philadelphia North 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

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