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Rite of Election 2019

18 February 2019

The Rite of Election is an important part of the process of a person’s journey to full membership in the Catholic Church community and one which is greatly appreciated by all who participate. This applies to both adults and children of catechetical age.

The Rite of Election for catechumens, candidates and children of catechetical age will take place on Saturday, March 2, 2019 at 12.30pm at St Patrick's Cathedral, Ballarat. The presider will be Bishop Paul Bird CSsR.

Information regarding the Rite of Election has been emailed to parishes and the response form is below. For any further enquiries please contact Julie Boyd, ph. 53377159 or email


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