The Rite of Election and the Call to Continuing Conversion are important steps for those desiring to be baptised and received into full communion in the Catholic Church.
This celebration is integral to the Easter Vigil. In the Rite of Election, those seeking Baptism publicly acknowledge the call they received from God by inscribing their names in the Book of the Elect, listing those who have been chosen for the sacraments of initiation. Those already baptised, but wishing to be in full communion in the Catholic Church, go through the Call to Continuing Conversion and renew their baptismal commitment to Christ and his Church.
We are greatly encouraged this year, as we have a total of 55 candidates and catechumens. Bishop Michael celebrated the Rite of Election and the Call to Continuing Conversion on the first Sunday of Lent at St Mary’s ProCathedral. We pray for them, and rejoice that they are deepening their commitment to Our Lord and His bride, the Church.