The Rite of Election

The Church believes that no one comes to faith without being called by God. God initiates, God calls, God converts. Bishop Sproxton, speaking for the Church, articulates God’s invitation and election to those electing to become full members of the Catholic faith. The unbaptised catechumens and those candidates baptised in other Christian denominations will be introduced to the Bishop by their sponsor’s. Their names will be inscribed in the Book of Elect for the Catechumens (unbaptised) and the Book of Recognition for the Candidates.

Parishes throughout Perth involved in the Ministry of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA), journey with those whom Christ has called to ‘come and see’ how Catholics live, pray and worship. The elect, while deepening their personal relationship with Christ, within a parish community, will discern over Lent their readiness to receive the Sacraments of Initiation at Easter, thereby becoming new members of the Catholic Church.