Rite of Election

The Rite of Election is celebrated on or near the First Sunday of Lent with the catechumens who will celebrate the sacraments of initiation (baptism, confirmation, eucharist) at the upcoming Easter Vigil.

It is celebrated by the Bishop who, in the presence of the community, declares the Church’s approval of the catechumens for the celebration of the three initiation sacraments.

When & Where?

February 23, 2020
1:30 PM
Basilica of Our Lady Immaculate, Guelph, ON

March 1st, 2020
1:30 PM
Cathedral Basilica of Christ the King, Hamilton, ON

Information Guide on Rite of Election
Rite of Election 2020 Worship Aid


Mass for New Catholics 2020

The Mass for New Catholics are for those Baptized at the Easter Vigil and those newly-received into full Communion with the Catholic Church during Easter Celebrations. The new Catholics and their families and friends are cordially invited to join His Excellency, Bishop Douglas Crosby, for the celebration of the Eucharist. An opportunity for the new Catholics to meet Bishop Crosby will follow the Mass.

When & Where?

Saturday, April 25th, 2020
5:00 PM
Cathedral Basilica of Christ the King, Hamilton


RCIA Leadership Workshop

No dates currently scheduled.