Thursday, December 21, 2006

Rite of Election 2007 - Instructions, Rehearsals, and Registration

Bishop Patrick J. McGrath welcomes to the Cathedral Basilica of Saint Joseph (80 South Market Street, San Jose) the catechumens from all parishes, institutions, and missions of the diocese who are ready for the Rite of Election where they will be chosen to celebrate the sacraments of baptism, confirmation, and Eucharist at the next Easter Vigil. All the liturgies will be multilingual.

Please note: Because Bishop McGrath will be on pilgrimage in Vietnam this February and will be unable to celebrate the Rite of Election in person, he has appointed Msgr. Fran Cilia, Vicar General of the diocese, to act as his delegate for the Rite of Election.

Rite of Election - 2007
Sunday, February 25, 2007, 3:30p
Monday, February 26, 2007, 7:30p
Tuesday, February 27, 2007, 7:30p

Cathedral Basilica of Saint Joseph
80 South Market Street, San Jose


Rehearsals for Rite of Election
There will be two rehearsals for the Rite of Election. Catechumens and godparents DO NOT attend these rehearsals. At least two people from your parish must attend one of the rehearsals (the catechumenate director may be one of the following persons):
  • one person to carry your Book of the Elect,
  • one (or two) people to read your names of the Elect.
Rehearsals for Rite of Election
Monday, February 19, 2007, 7:00p – 8:00p
or Tuesday, February 20, 2007, 7:00p – 8:00p

Cathedral Basilica of Saint Joseph
80 South Market Street, San Jose

After 6:00p, there is free parking on the street or in the parking lots on San Fernando Street between First and Third Streets. Click here for a map (PDF) showing all the free parking lots near the Cathedral.


Instructions
You can download these Word documents and distribute them to the godparents and those carrying the Book of the Elect or reading the names.

Registration
So that enough seats can be reserved for your catechumens and their godparents, please submit the names of your eligible catechumens no later than January 25, 2007.

There are two ways to submit your names for the Rite of Election:
The final schedule for the three celebrations will be announced January 26, 2007 on the Rite of Election web site.

If you have any questions, please contact Diana Macalintal at 408-983-0136.



Rite of Election 2007
Registration deadline: January 25, 2007

Contact Information

Parish, Mission, or School Name


Catechumenate Director's Name


Catechumenate Director's Phone Number


Catechumenate Director's E-mail Address



Rite of Election Schedule

Please check your parish's first choice (check only one):
    Sunday, February 25, 2007, 3:30p.
    Monday, February 26, 2007, 7:30p.
    Tuesday, February 27, 2007, 7:30p.
    We have no preference.

Please check your parish's second choice(s):
    Sunday, February 25, 2007, 3:30p.
    Monday, February 26, 2007, 7:30p.
    Tuesday, February 27, 2007, 7:30p.

We are unable to attend the following date(s) (check all that apply):
    Sunday, February 25, 2007, 3:30p.
    Monday, February 26, 2007, 7:30p.
    Tuesday, February 27, 2007, 7:30p.

Catechumen Information

TOTAL number of catechumens*
*Only catechumens (the unbaptized) will be called forward during the Rite. However, candidates are welcomed to participate as members of the assembly.

How many of your catechumens are children?

We have catechumens who speak the following languages other than English:


Names of Catechumens

Please list each catechumen's name on a separate line in alphabetical order by last name, using this format:
First Last



Bernard Nemis from the Office of Pastoral Ministry will contact you to confirm your registration. Please make sure all your information is correct before submitting this form.


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