Watch the Rite of Election Livestream February 18

The Rite of Election, typically held the first Sunday of Lent, formally recognizes individuals who have been preparing for the Sacraments of Baptism, Eucharist and Confirmation. During the ceremony, parish representatives acknowledge the catechumen’s readiness to become Catholic and Bishop John Noonan declares them as the Elect of God.

This year’s Rite of Election will be February 18, 2018 at the Basilica of the National Shrine of Mary, Queen of the Universe at 3 p.m. We pray for our catechumens as they prepare for their Baptism as children of God!

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