Rite of Election Mass 2024

“Most Reverend Richard Gagnon, Archbishop of the Archdiocese of Winnipeg, gathered many of the parish communities throughout the Archdiocese on February 24th, 2024, at St. Mary’s Cathedral with clergy and faithful of the local church. This day begins a new period for the Elect, the Period of Purification and Enlightenment, with its scrutinies and presentations of the Creed and the Lord’s Prayer, with its prayer and penance, to ready the Elect for full immersion into Christ’s Sacraments of Baptism, Confirmation, and the Eucharist at Easter Vigil. It is also a celebration that gives fresh meaning to this Lenten season for all of the Candidates, those already baptized, and those looking forward to completing their Christian Initiation at Easter Time.

We entered the mystery of the Sunday celebration for the Rite of Election and the Call to Continuing Conversion with the joy that comes from belonging to the Church, supporting one another in prayer and penance, and awaiting the marvellous gifts of the Easter Sacraments.”

-Judith Vasquez, Director of Catechetics & Faith Development