Rite of Election
Rite of Election 2013
Saturday, February 16th at 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m.
Cathedral of Christ the Light
2121 Harrison Street
Dear RCIA Coordinator,
Due to a previously planned engagement that preceded his appointed as Apostolic Administrator, Archbishop Alexander Brunett will be unavailable to preside at the Rites of Election that were scheduled for the Sunday, February 17th. Unfortunately, we are unable to rectify this situation. However, having a great desire to be present at the Rites of Election to personally greet all candidates and catechumens, Archbishop Brunett has decided to change the date and times of the Rite of Election for the Diocese of Oakland.
The new date and times for the Rite of Election are Saturday, February 16th at 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m.
I am very sorry for the great inconvenience that this change will cause for many of you. If you have already registered, you will need to re-register for the Rite of Election once again. Attached you will find the registration form that is to be completed by all who plan to participate. Registrations will only be accepted by fax, US mail or through an on-line registration form at http://oakdiocese.org/election. This form is now due by February 4, 2013. Information regarding the Rite of Election will be mailed to you after you register.
Who may attend the Rite of Election?
Those who will be receiving sacraments at the 2013 Easter Vigil
- Catechumens, unbaptized adults
- Adult candidates baptized in another denomination
- Baptized, uncatechized adult Catholics
- Unbaptized children ages 7-17
Who does not attend the Rite of Election?
- Children who are already baptized
- High school-aged confirmandi
For all new RCIA coordinators
It is important that you know about the following: Book of the Elect, who signs it, the need of a folder for the calling of the candidates, the flow of the Rite and what to expect. Please contact me as soon as possible if you have questions.
May God bless our catechumens and those who prepare them in their journey of faith!
Coordinator of Catechesis and Adult Faith Formation