NEW ULM – Since last fall, parishes in the Diocese of New Ulm have been leading the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA), a process to educate and form those seeking full communion into the Catholic Church. One step of the RCIA is the Rite of Election and Call to Continuing Conversion. This year the rite was held on Sunday, March 10 at the Cathedral of the Holy Trinity in New Ulm. More than eight catechumens and 30 candidates representing more than ten parishes in the diocese are seeking membership in the Catholic Church. In the rite, catechumens are those wishing to join the Church who have not been baptized; candidates are those who have been baptized. Although winter weather kept most parishes away from attending the ceremony, those who were able to make it had the opportunity to pose with the bishop following the rite. Pictured with Bishop John M. LeVoir is candidate Andrew Warburton (left) and his sponsor Deacon Ken Noyes from the Church of the Holy Redeemer in Marshall.