Please submit this Rite of Election information by Monday, January 23, 2023.

This registration page is for catechumens and candidates participating in the Rite of Election.

RCIA 119 states: “At this second step, on the basis of the testimony of godparents and catechists and the of the catechumens’ reaffirmation of their intention, the Church judges their state of readiness and decides on their advancement toward the sacraments of initiation. Thus the Church makes its “election,” that is, the choice and admission of those catechumens who have the dispositions that make them fit to take part, at the next major celebration, in the sacraments of initiation.

This step is called election because the acceptance made by the Church is founded on the election by God, in whose name the Church acts. The step is also called the enrollment of names because as a pledge of fidelity the candidates inscribe their names in the book that lists those who have been chosen for initiation.”

Parish registrations for catechumens and candidates.
  • All communication to participants from your parish will be routed through you.
  • All communication to participants from your parish will be routed through you.
  • This person will be seated apart from the catechumens and candidates.
  • Must be a separate person from the Parish Presenter. *Only parishes with catechumens should bring a Book of the Elect, and it must be signed by all catechumens before the rite.* (If you have no catechumens, just put “none” here.)
  • This category is for those who will be baptized this Easter. (Names of catechumens and godparents get entered below.)
  • This category is for those who are already baptized and entering the Catholic Church/completing their initiation. (Names of candidates and sponsors get entered below.)
  • Please list the names of all your catechumen-godparent pairs here. (Please keep all your catechumens’ names ready on file to read at the Rite of Election – we do not provide lists that day.)
  • Please list the names of all your candidate-sponsor pairs here. (Please keep all your candidates’ names ready on file to read at the Rite of Election – we do not provide lists that day.)
  • Please list any special seating needs or considerations we should take into account (e.g., wheelchairs, etc.). Please be as specific as possible.