Is a time to:
- Grow in faith and conversion to God
- Change in thinking, feelings and values
- Gain knowledge about the teachings of the Catholic church
- Weekly Mass
- Meet weekly with other Catechumens, Candidates, Sponsors and parish team.
Stage 2 is completed with a Rite of Election, where the Church formally acknowledges the readiness of Catechumens and Candidates. This ceremony is presided over by the Bishop, and takes place on the 1st Sunday in Lent, at Sacred Heart Cathedral, Hamilton.
Catechumens then select a Godparent, and become known as the Elect.