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Rite of Election 2019

By Karen Callaway | Photo editor
March 20, 2019

Rite of Election 2019

Cardinal Cupich greeted those seeking to become Catholic during the Rite of Election and Call to Continuing Conversion liturgy at Holy Name Cathedral on March 17. During the Rite of Election, catechumens from the Archdiocese of Chicago, their sponsors and families gather at the cathedral, where the catechumens publicly express their desire for baptism. The church then makes its “election” of these catechumens to receive the sacraments of initiation. Their names are recorded in a book and they are called the “elect.” The Call to Continuing Conversion welcomes those who are already baptized and are preparing to complete their initiation through both confirmation and Eucharist.
Cardinal Cupich delivers his homily. (Karen Callaway/Chicago Catholic)
Joanne Tohei from St. Ita Parish places the seal on the Book of the Elect held by Father Bob Kyfes, pastor of St. Joseph in Homewood, at the Rite of Election at Holy Name Cathedral March 17, 2019. (Karen Callaway/Chicago Catholic)
Cardinal Cupich greets Michael Sherlock during the rite. (Karen Callaway/Chicago Catholic)
Jessica Kwan and Jenean Parker smile as candidates and catechumens are called to the sanctuary. (Karen Callaway/Chicago Catholic)
Godparents, sponsors and catechists answer questions from the cardinal regarding the preparation of the candidates and catechumens. (Karen Callaway/Chicago Catholic)
Cardinal Cupich questions the godparents, sponsors and catechists questions regarding the preparation of the candidates and catechumens. (Karen Callaway/Chicago Catholic)
Catechumens and Candidates stand in the sanctuary after greeting Cardinal Cupich. (Karen Callaway/Chicago Catholic)
(Karen Callaway/Chicago Catholic)
Catherine Kibble from St. Joseph Parish in Libertyville holds up the Book of the Elect during the rite. (Karen Callaway/Chicago Catholic)
(Karen Callaway/Chicago Catholic)

Cardinal Cupich greeted those seeking to become Catholic during the Rite of Election and Call to Continuing Conversion liturgy at Holy Name Cathedral on March 17. During the Rite of Election, catechumens from the Archdiocese of Chicago, their sponsors and families gather at the cathedral, where the catechumens publicly express their desire for baptism. The church then makes its “election” of these catechumens to receive the sacraments of initiation. Their names are recorded in a book and they are called the “elect.” The Call to Continuing Conversion welcomes those who are already baptized and are preparing to complete their initiation through both confirmation and Eucharist.

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