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.

Sunday March 3, 2019

1:30 p.m.

Basilica of Our Lady Immaculate
28 Norfolk Street
Guelph, ON   N1H 4H8

For parishes in the deaneries of: 

Sunday March 10, 2019

1:30 p.m.

Cathedral Basilica of Christ the King
714 King St. W
Hamilton, ON L8P 1C7

For parishes in the deaneries of: 

Please see above and e-mail Anna Petter to request a registration form (if you do not wish to register online). 

Invitations have now been sent out to Pastors, Parishes, and RCIA representatives. Please check your email. If you did not receive an invitation and are responsible for RCIA at your parish, please contact Anna Petter for further details.

Candidates (those already baptized) preparing for reception into the full communion of the Catholic Church and Catholics seeking to complete their initiation, will celebrate the Call to Continuing Conversion in the parish, however, they may attend the Rite of Election as a sign of prayerful support for those who will be baptized at Easter with whom they have shared formation during the past months.