Office for Parish Life
Diocese of Scranton
Dear Christian Initiation Coordinator:
The Rite of Election and the Call to Continuing Conversion will be held on Sunday, March 6, 2022 at 2:30 p.m. at the Cathedral of Saint Peter, located at 315 Wyoming Avenue, Scranton.
It is strongly recommended that all those attending the Rite of Election wear a mask, regardless of vaccination status.
All information and the participation form (registration) for the Celebration of the Rite of Election and the Call to Continuing Conversion 2022 can be found below. Please read the Coordinator Memo (provided in both English and Spanish). It contains important information along with directives and information for electronic registration for the Rite of Election and the Call to Continuing Conversion.
All forms are to be submitted electronically by Friday, February 18, 2022.
After submitting the form(s), a confirmation will be emailed to you. If you have any questions or concerns, please call 570-207-2213 ext. 1158 or email me at David-Baloga@dioceseofscranton.org.
UPDATE–As a health precaution again this year, catechumens will not be gathering in the Cathedral sanctuary to sign their names in the Book of the Elect. Catechumens will need to inscribe their names in the parish Book of the Elect before this year’s celebration of the Rite of Election. Therefore, it is strongly recommended that each parish celebrate the Rite of Sending for catechumens that includes the signing of their names in the Book of Elect (see RCIA #113). Bishop Bambera will sign each parish Book of the Elect during the part of the Rite of Election where the catechumen signing would normally take place. Please note that the wearing of masks is still highly recommended for all those attending the Rite of Election.
Director for Worship