The Rite of Candidacy is the final step on the path to the diaconate or the priesthood. During this rite, candidates publically declared before the Chruch their intention to become a priest or deacon, and the Church officially accepts that request and recognizes them.
The Rite of Election will be held 3:00 p.m. this Sunday, Feb. 18, 2018 at Holy Rosary Cathedral. The Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults – involving those in our diocese who are journeying toward baptism at the Easter Vigil. Bishop Don Bolen will bless the catechumens as they enroll their names in the Book of the Elect and begin a Lenten journey of purification and enlightenment.Please join us for this diocesan celebration on the first Sunday of Lent and at the reception following the Rite.