Rite of Election 2023

Rite of Election 2023
February 26, 2023
St Augustine Cathedral Parish
399 Washington Ave
Bridgeport, CT 06604
For those preparing to enter the Church at the Easter Vigil 2023, the Rite of Election is held on the first Sunday of Lent.

The 2023 Rite of Election will be held at St. Augustine Cathedral. Information will be sent to parish faith formation leaders in early December.

About the Rite
After long months of formation and preparation, as the season of Lent begins, the catechumens gather with the Bishop, other catechumens, pastors, and RCIA teams of many other parishes. During this rite, the catechumens formally declare their wish to enter fully into the life of the Church through baptism, confirmation, and Eucharist, and write their names in the Book of the Elect.

On the basis of the testimony of sponsors and catechists, the Bishop, representing the entire Church, admits the catechumens to the Easter sacraments of initiation: "I now declare you to be members of the Elect, to be initiated into the sacred mysteries at the next Easter Vigil. Now it is your duty, as it is ours, to be faithful to God and to strive courageously to reach the fullness of truth that your election opens before you.

Rite of Election 2023
February 26, 2023
St Augustine Cathedral Parish
399 Washington Ave
Bridgeport, CT 06604