About 300 Southeast Texans are being fully welcomed into the Church this year, about 100 more than last year. The Rite of Election brought catechumens and candidates to St. Anthony Cathedral Basilica on Feb. 14. Bishop Curtis Guillory, S.V.D., asked the catechumens and candidates to affirm their continuation into the Church. He also addressed the sponsors and assemblies to be good examples for those fully entering the faith. The catechumens signed their names in the Book of the Elect with the support of their sponsors, friends and family.