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Office for Divine Worship and the Catechumenate

Election & Call

Diocesan Rites of Election and Call to Continuing Conversion are celebrated at the beginning of Lent each year in the Cathedral Church of the Immaculate Conception. These diocesan rites are on the usual first weekend of Lent. The rite on Saturday, 9 March, 2019 at 7:00 pm is for nearby parishes within 50 miles of the cathedral church. Sunday, 10 March, 2019 at 2:30 pm is for parishes beyond the 50 miles range. Preparation materials were mailed on 8 January to the parish Catechumenate/RCIA Coordinator of record.

Cover Memorandum to Coordinators


The Catechumenate Guide

The Candidate Guide

Form A: Names and Information

Form B: Request either for the Bishop to confirm a baptized uncatechized Catholic or for a Priest to receive the faculty to confirm a baptized uncatechized Catholic who was neither catechized, confirmed, nor brought to the Eucharist in the Catholic Church according to the norms of Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults, nos. 400-410

Form C: Names of New Catholics who celebrated either Full Christian Initiation or Reception into the Full Communion of the Catholic Church Outside the Usual Time of Lent, Easter Vigil, and the Easter Season

Form D: Letter of Testimony to Bishop Paprocki