Rite of Election and Call to Continuing Conversion
will be held on
February 25 and 26, 2023 | San Antonio
March 4, 2023 | Uvalde

Registration Deadline: January 27, 2023
Dear RCIA Parish Directors, Coordinators, and Pastors
The celebration of the Rite of Election for Catechumens and the Rite of Call to Continuing Conversion for Candidates are required celebrations leading to the sacraments of initiation at the Easter Vigil. This is a Diocesan Rite presided over by the Bishop. Archbishop Gustavo would like to ensure that every catechumen and candidate will be able to attend this important celebration. 

The Parish Rite of Sending to Election or Rite of Call to Continuing Conversion will be discussed in the Leadership Meetings coming in February (see below for dates/times).
Registration is Open
Online Registration is now open and can be found here, or you can fax this paper registration form (PDF) to 210-734-2758 no later than January 27.
If you have problems registering or have any questions, please contact Rebecca Villarreal at 210-734-5138 or [email protected].
Parishes will be assigned to the hosting locations based on their proximity and the number of Catechumens and Candidates registered to attend. 

Seating in our hosting parishes will be limited. With that in mind please note that reserved seating will be available only for Catechumens and Candidates and their sponsors. There will also be only 1 space reserved for the RCIA coordinator. A section of the church will be available for general seating for other family members or other team members. 

We appreciate your understanding and cooperation as we continue planning for these celebrations.
As a reminder, only catechumens should sign the parish Book of the Elect, which will then be brought to the Archdiocesan Rite of Election. If you have questions about where to obtain a Book of the Elect, contact Rebecca Villarreal.
Leadership Meetings: February 7 and 13
To prepare for the Rite of Election, please plan on attending at least one of the following Leadership Meetings:

Tuesday, February 7
6:30-8:00 PM
Mexican American Catholic College - Alfaro Room

Monday, February 13
2:00-3:30 PM
The Zoom meeting link will be emailed to you.
For those unable to attend either of these sessions, the Zoom meeting will be recorded and made available to view after Feb. 13.
We look forward to the celebration of this important step in the lives of your catechumens and candidates.
Sincerely yours in Christ,
Dolores Martinez
Director for Worship