Office for Parish Life
Diocese of Scranton

January 2021

Dear Christian Initiation Coordinator:

Because of the current pandemic, there will be three celebrations of the Rite of Election to safely accommodate all of catechumens and candidates who are preparing for the Sacraments in Initiation at Easter.  The Rite of Election will be held on Saturday, February 20, 2021 at 10:00 a.m. and at 1:30 p.m., and on Sunday, February 21, 2021 at 2:30 p.m. at the Cathedral of Saint Peter, located at 315 Wyoming Avenue, Scranton.  For the sake of meeting safety protocols, the assignment of parishes to each celebration will be completed once we have your registrations.

Please read the Christian Initiation Coordinator Memo found at the link below. It contains important information concerning changes to the Rite of Election due to the current pandemic and information for electronic registration for the Rite of Election and the Call to Continuing Conversion.

All forms are to be submitted electronically.  PLEASE REGISTER ALL CATECHUMENS AND CANDIDATES NO LATER THAN FRIDAY, JANUARY 29, 2021.

After submitting the forms, a confirmation will be emailed to you. If you have any questions or concerns, please call 570-207-2213 or email

Thank you,

David Baloga, Director for Worship


Coordinator's Memo/Outline of Rite
Parish Participation Form Link
Welcome Letter for Catechumens
Welcome Letter for Candidates
Bienvenidos Catecúmenos
Bienvenidos Candidatos