Phone: 216-696-6525

Toll Free: 1-800-869-6525

Address: 1404 East 9th Street, Cleveland, OH 44114

Why Catholic? Meet Bishop Nelson J. Perez
Offices Worship Sacraments RCIA Rite of Election

  Share this Page

Rite of Election

The Rite of Election includes the enrollment of names of all the Catechumens seeking baptism at the coming Easter Vigil.

Typically, on the first Sunday of Lent, the Catechumens, their sponsors and families gather at the cathedral church. The Catechumens publicly express their desire for baptism to the diocesan bishop. Their names are recorded in a book and they are called the Elect. (USCCB)

The Rite of Election and Call to Continuing Conversion is usually celebrated in the Catholic Diocese of Cleveland on the First Sunday of Lent in two celebrations at the Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist.

It is Bishop Perez’s desire that every parish within the Catholic Diocese of Cleveland send their catechumens and candidates for full communion to the Cathedral for this special celebration.

The next Rite of Election and call to Continuing Conversaion will be on
Sunday, March 1, 2020 – Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist


Liturgy times are assigned by District based on geography. The District assignments are as follows:

2:30pm – Lake, Geauga, Lorain, Summit, Wayne, Ashland, Medina, Cleveland Central East, Suburban Southeast

5:30pm – Cleveland Central West, Cleveland Northwest, Cleveland Southeast, Suburban East, Suburban Southwest, Suburban West

Subscribe! Sign up to receive news & updates.

Share This

Close

Photo Gallery

1 of 22