About The Event:
The 2023 Rite of Election will take place on two consecutive days, to accommodate numbers and travel time:
- Saturday, Feb. 25, 7:30 PM (Edmonton Parishes)
- Sunday, Feb. 26, 2:30 PM (Parishes located outside of Edmonton)
Both will take place at St. Joseph’s Basilica.
The Rite of Election calls catechumens (those not previously baptized) to full membership in the Church – both children and adults. It emphasizes and distinguishes more clearly the significance of the election by the Body of Christ of the Catechumens to full membership within the Church.
Taking place on February 25 and 26, the First Sponsors, godparents, family members and catechumenate parish team members are invited to attend the Rite of Election with their catechumens. Candidates (those validly baptized who seek full communion with the Church) are also invited to attend as the Rite of Election as witnesses, uniting their prayers with the faithful community and offering support to those preparing to receive the sacraments of initiation.