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Rite of Election Sunday 26th February 2023

Rite of Election 2023


Cathedral Church of Our Lady of Sorrows

Sunday 23rd February 2023


Main Celebrant: Bishop Peter M Brignall 

Catechumens and Candidates for the Rite of Reception Those who, as adults, make that very personal choice to become Christian within the Catholic Church are to be encouraged, supported, and prayed for, by the whole community that elects and welcomes them into the Church. Formally this takes place on the 1st Sunday of Lent at the Rite of Election marking the beginning of the final period of preparation before being admitted to the Sacraments of Christian Initiation at the Easter Vigil. Bishop Peter invites all catechumens and those preparing for Reception into the Catholic Church together with their sponsors and families to these celebrations in the Cathedral. The Rite of Election which forms part of their preparation will be celebrated within the solemn celebration of Evening Prayer of the Church on Sunday 26th February at 3.00 pm. This will be followed on 27th May by the celebration of a Mystagogia Mass. An opportunity for those ‘new’ Catholics in the Diocese of Wrexham to share the faith they have in communion with one another and with Bishop Peter, priests, deacons, religious and lay people of the Diocese

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