The Rite of Election, celebrated annually in cathedrals and churches around the world on the first Sunday of Lent, formally acknowledges the readiness of catechumens preparing to receive the sacraments of initiation — baptism, confirmation and the Eucharist — at the Easter Vigil.

Bishop Murphy presided over two services last Sunday.  Below are photos from the Rite of Election at St. Agnes Cathedral.

All photos by Gregory A. Shemitz