An RCIA leader displays his parish’s Book of the Elect. (Photos/Barbara Hairfield)

 

Our Lady of Lourdes, Richmond, parishioner Jeanne Face stands with her daughters, Parker and Payton Perez, during the Rite of Election at the Cathedral of the Sacred Heart, Saturday, Feb. 17. (Photo/Brian T. Olszewski, The Catholic Virginian)

 

As Sister Pat McCarthy, a Sister of Christian Community, watches, Bishop Barry C. Knestout signs the Book of the Elect from St. Mary Parish, Richmond, following the Rite of Election at the cathedral. Sister Pat is the parish’s director for the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults. More than 300 catechumens, representing 69 parishes, participated in the rite celebrated at three locations over the weekend. (Photo/Brian T. Olszewski, The Catholic Virginian)