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 2024

This year’s Rite will take place on Sunday, February 18, 2024 at 3:00 p.m. at the Cathedral of Saint Mary, in Saint Cloud, Minnesota.


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

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 using the information provided in the registration. Please click on the link below to enter your contact information as well as the information about your Candidate(s) and Catechumen(s).

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.

2024 Online Registration