St. Gall Catholic Community

1343 Centerville Lane, Gardnerville, NV, 89410 | (775) 782-2852 | (775) 782-3784 (Religious Ed)

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Rite of Election for Adults
Sunday, March 01, 2020, 02:00pm - 03:00pm
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RCIA1The Rite of Election for the Diocese of Reno occurs on March 1st from 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. at St Rose of Lima Catholic Church.  The church is located at 100 Bishop Manogue Drive, Reno, NV 89511.  Please pray for the Catechumens and Candidates of St. Gall and for their Catechists.

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The Rite of Election closes the Period of the Catechumenate. This rite normally coincides with the first Sunday of Lent. At this rite, upon the testimony of sponsors and catechists and the catechumens' affirmation of their intention to join the Church, the Church makes its "election" of these catechumens to receive the Sacraments of Initiation. In the presence of the bishop (or his delegate), they inscribe their names in the Book of the Elect at the cathedral as a pledge of fidelity.

Now the catechumens are called "the elect' or "the illuminandi" ("those who will be enlightened"). They now begin a Period of Purification and Enlightenment — the final, intense preparation for the reception of the Sacraments of Initiation. On the next five Sundays of Lent, three scrutinies (rites for self-searching and repentance) and the presentations of the Creed and Lord's Prayer take place. This period concludes with the celebration of the Sacraments of Initiation at the Easter Vigil.