Parish Rite for Sending

All parishes with catechumens and/or candidates preparing for the sacraments of initiation are strongly encouraged to offer the Parish Rite for Sending Catechumens for Election and Candidates for Recognition by the Bishop. This document is posted for your resource.

Parish Celebration for Sending (PDF)

Rite of Election 2021

This year’s Rite will take place on Sunday, February 21, 2021 at 3:00 p.m. at the Cathedral of Saint Mary, in Saint Cloud, Minnesota. If you have not already registered your candidates/catechumens, please call Laura at (320) 251-0111 x5.

Rite of Election (Kettler in St Cloud)

Bishop Kettler greeting members of the elect at the Diocesan Rite of Election and Call to Continuing Conversion 2015

Step One:

This step is for you, the RCIA Coordinator. As the RCIA Coordinator, you are the primary contact for the group you will bring to the Rite of Election/Call to Continuing Conversion. All information regarding this liturgy will be communicated to you. Please click on the link below entitled “Primary Contact Information” to enter your contact information, information for all of the parishes you are representing, and to indicate your group size. The number you enter for your group size will determine the number of pews you receive in the Cathedral.

Primary Contact Information (RCIA Coordinator Information)

Step Two:

  1. To enter the information for your Catechumens and Candidates, please click on the link below entitled “Catechumen/Candidate Information.”
  2. This site can be accessed at any time and you do not need to enter all of your participants at one time.
  3. Please make certain all names are spelled correctly and that the parish you assign to the participant is indeed the parish of the Catechumen or the Candidate. We are aware that you may be representing a number of parishes and want to make sure we correctly identify the participant’s parish in the worship aid.

Catechumen/Candidate Information

Step Three:

You will receive an email confirmation two weeks prior to the Rite of Election/Call to Continuing Conversion with all the information you entered regarding yourself, your Catechumens and Candidates. Please go through the information and contact the Office of Worship immediately if there are any errors.