Rite of Election

March 17, 2011

Daniel Cardinal DiNardo at the Rite of Election at St. Luke Catholic Church this month.

This March, the Rite of Election is being held in the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston. The Rite of Election is a celebration in which those preparing to become Catholic begin the final phase of their preparation to become members of the Catholic Church.

The Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston will welcome 2,490 new Catholics into the Church this Easter, April 24. In 2010, the Archdiocese welcomed 2,236 new Catholics; in 2009, 2,081 new members came into the Church at Easter.