Diocese Holds Rite of Election Feb. 17
More Than 300 Step Nearer to Catholic Faith
February 23, 2018

Hundreds step forward in their Catholic faith at the annual Rite of Election held at the Cathedral of St. Peter in Rockford. The rite was conducted twice, once in English and once in Spanish.

⇒ = Catechumen   ♦ = Candidate

Algonquin
St. Margaret Mary: ⇒ Amy Ebel, ⇒ Daniel Miller, ⇒ Lenka Tracy, ♦ Jillian Merrill, ♦ Ayanna Squires, ♦ Taylor Walker
 
Aurora
Annunciation of the Blessed Virgin Mary: ⇒ Jaime Sanchez, ♦ Lexie James, ♦ Jeffrey P. Martin, ♦ Dianna Paprocki
Holy Angels: ⇒ Hazel Barrera, ♦ Sylvia Alvarez, ♦ William Czech, ♦ Andrew Guajardo, ♦ David Hollenbaugh, ♦ Sue Hollenbaugh, ♦ Katie Kemnitz, ♦ Diana Ponce, ♦ Jesse Rentaria
Our Lady of Good Counsel: ♦ Ivette G. Barragan, ♦ Eduardo Estrada, ♦ Juan F. Estrada, ♦ Jane Gutierrez, ♦ Jeremy Magaña, ♦ Victor Mendez, ♦ Jaime Perez, ♦ Perlaruby Perez
Sacred Heart: ⇒ Noemi Arteaga, ⇒ Yvette Bailón, ⇒ Ricardo Esquivel, ⇒ Agustin Avila Estella, ♦ Luis Fernando Aguila, ♦ Carmencita Arriaga, ♦ Martin Carmona, ♦ Yazmin Carrillo, ♦ Maricarmen Flores, ♦ Faviola Hernández, ♦ Guillermo Huerta, ♦ Vanesa Grace Maravilla, ♦ Pedro Padilla, ♦ Gabriela Rea, ♦ Miguel Angel Salgado, ♦ Jaquelyn Sánchez, ♦ Lizbeth Valdez, ♦ Linette Villa
St. Joseph: ♦ Julie Esparza, ♦ Mayra Ramos
St. Nicholas: ⇒ Alondra Barraza Villa, ⇒ Verónica Reyes, ♦ Maricela Alvarado S., ♦ Joana E. Arias, ♦ Karina I. Camarillo, ♦ Nallely A. Camarillo, ♦ Adolfo A. Cuazitl, ♦ Agustin Cuazitl, ♦ Jaquelyn Ferrer,  Cynthia Gutiérrez, ♦ Eddie S. Hernandez L., ♦ César Angel Hernandez, ♦ Esther Herrera, ♦ Karla Y. Herrera, ♦ Lorena Huerta, ♦ Vianey Jiménez, ♦ Zuheily Jiménez, ♦ Yansey Martinez, ♦ Yvette Palomo, ♦ Marya R. Palomo, ♦ Abud Quintero M., ♦ Luis A. Ramírez, ♦ Daniel Romero, ♦ Jaime Resendiz, ♦ Ismael S. Mejia, ♦ Francisco Segundo Pérez, ♦ Reyna Sotelo, ♦ Orlando Tecuahuehue
St. Rita of Cascia: ⇒ Timothy Louis Shafer, ♦ Ivonne Carreño, ♦ Candy Cerda,  Emanuel Chavez, ♦ Antonio Corral, ♦ Luis Alberto Hernandez, ♦ Roberto Carlos Hernandez, ♦ Alicia Lopez
St. Therese of Jesus: ⇒ Danielle Root, ⇒ Bowa Valencia, ♦ Cruz Diaz, ♦ Cynthia Escalante
 
Batavia
Holy Cross: ⇒ Amy Webb, ⇒ Jessica Colborn, ⇒ Jeffrey Jelm, ⇒ Claude Hartness, ♦ Jon Christiansen, ♦ Nathan Christiansen, ♦ Shelby Harper, ♦ Kyle Olenek, ♦ Kyle Smart, ♦ Sean Sullivan,  Isaura Valdivia
 
Belvidere
St. James: ⇒ Tina Follis, ⇒ Miguel Leon, ♦ Enedelia Corral, ♦ Jeanine Koenig, ♦ Ashley Majeski, ♦ Jesus Miranda, ♦ Samantha Rios, ♦ Jeremy Thomas, ♦ Amy Tyson
 
Carpentersville
St. Monica: ♦ Aldo Aviña, ♦ Lisette Aviña, ♦ Marcos Espinoza, ♦ Diana Gomez, ♦ Kevin Nava, ♦ Leslie Pacheco, ♦ Rafael A. Zamarripa
 
Cary
SS. Peter and Paul: ⇒ Alan Anderson, ⇒ Annie Cuin, ⇒ Ali Paulson, ♦ Maritza Hernandez, ♦ Marcelo Martinez, ♦ Stephanie Salmeron, ♦ Omar Sanchez, ♦ Rebecca Tabor, ♦ Marty Ulmanus
 
Crystal Lake
St. Elizabeth Ann Seton: ⇒ Branden Hoeffleur, ⇒ Samantha Lombardo, ♦ Heather Anusewicz, ♦ Brian Prado, ♦ Adam Riegel
St. Thomas the Apostle: ⇒ Vilma Victoria Hernandez Ochoa, ⇒ Sonyette Hund, ⇒ Camerino Loyo Morales, ⇒ Trevor Moist, ⇒ James Parker, II, ♦ Karen Emma Anderson, ♦ Mario Cabrera, ♦ Jan Eikum, ♦ Jaime Javier, ♦ John Kretchmer, ♦ Marc Marquez, ♦ Bermunda Morales, ♦ Jose Reyes, ♦ Lazaro Rivera, Jr. , ♦ Julissa Santillan Alegria, ♦ Rosa Tapia Lopez
 
DeKalb
Christ the Teacher University Parish: ⇒ WenWei Lin, ♦ Pedro Anaya, III, ♦ Angelica Argueta, ♦ David Faivre, ♦ Stephen Skall, ♦ Josh Waddle, ♦ Lisa Wills
St. Mary: ⇒ Devon Boland, ⇒ Martha Z. Castro Palacios, ⇒ Linda Jones, ♦ Juan Carlos Aguirre, ♦ Anabel Apodaca Salazar, ♦ Arturo Ballines, Jr., ♦ Ana Isabel Diaz Rosas, ♦ Carlos Antonio Diaz Rosas, ♦ Richard Disimoni, ♦ Lori Leifheit, ♦ Angelica Magallan, ♦ Emmanuel Magallan, ♦ Michelle Mass, ♦ Francisco Daniel Mejia-Garcia, ♦ Ruben Ortiz Chavez, ♦ Jahel Perea, ♦ Samantha Rivera, ♦ Alex Torres
 
Dixon
St. Patrick: ⇒ Steven Bartlett, ⇒ Tya Collins, ⇒ Chon Lee, ⇒ Christopher McKnight, ♦ Dawn Frankfother, ♦ Mark Frankfother, ♦ Lori Gutierrez, ♦ Ramundo Gutierrez
 
Elgin
St. Joseph: ⇒ Elizamar Gomez, ⇒Carmen E. Hernandez, ⇒ Christopher Ramirez, ⇒ Melanie Salgado, ♦ Victor Alvarez, ♦ Leonel L. Barraza, ♦ Vanessa Diaz, ♦ Hector Flores, ♦ Stephanie Galloza, ♦ Bertha A. Garcia R., ♦ Maria C. Garcia S., ♦ Susileyda Garcia, ♦ Janette Gonzales, ♦ Juan Guillen, ♦ Omar Hernandez, ♦ Angel A. Marcial, ♦ Eleuteria O. Mendoza, ♦ Guadalupe E. Perez, ♦ Examarie Ramirez , ♦ David Ramirez, Jr., ♦ Stephanie Rodriguez, ♦ Lluvia Ruano, ♦ Edith Vargas, ♦ Lilia Vazquez, ♦ Micaela Vazquez, ♦ Gloria Verastegui, ♦ Angel Villagomez, ♦ Emily Villagomez
St. Laurence: ♦ Kristina Bosse, ♦ Ricardo Rodriguez, ♦ Theresa Rodriguez, ♦ Emily Anne Shannon
St. Mary: ⇒ Arturo Gomez, ⇒ Todd Alan Homan, ⇒ Jennifer J. Peach, ⇒ Thomas Luis Perez, ♦ Arcely Rosario Arellano, ♦ Jimena Isabel Arellano, ♦ Manuel Baeza, ♦ David Cabrera, ♦ Sarah Lesley Carnes, ♦ Debra A. Farella, ♦ Nohemi Cecilia Farfan, ♦ Gustavo Adolfo Herrera, ♦ Britteny Michelle Kitchen, ♦ Celina Lara, ♦ Luis A. Montiel, ♦ Javier Negron, ♦ Daniel Ojeda, ♦ Scott Lee Rash, ♦ Andrew John Seisser, ♦ Valerie Kae Seisser, ♦ Javier Soto, ♦ Maria Del Rosario Toete, ♦ Miguel Angel Uriostegul, ♦ Kimberly Ann Vogel
St. Thomas More: ⇒ Donald Brewer, ⇒ Marilyn Messina, ♦ Dina Chapman, ♦ Henry Chapman, ♦ Ruth K. Nava, ♦ David Nyborg, ♦ Rick Sauseda
 
Freeport
St. Joseph: ⇒ Susan K. Bunnell, ⇒ William W. Scott, ♦ Colleen Stilson, ♦ Anthony Wett
St. Thomas Aquinas: ♦ Daniel N. Scheider
 
Fulton
Immaculate Conception: ⇒ Jennifer Graf
 
Geneva
St. Peter: ⇒ Matthew Brandon, ♦ David Altier, ♦ Janelle Carrera, ♦ Laura Dahlquist, ♦ Ronald Dahlquist, ♦ Eric Elsen, ♦ Cyrus Hatzis, ♦ Anne Imming, ♦ Sarah Johns, ♦ James Locascio, ♦ Jaime Rincones, ♦ Cole Twitty, ♦ Jack Twitty, ♦ Jamie Twitty, ♦ Jillian Twitty, ♦ Michael Twitty
 
Genoa
St. Catherine of Genoa: ♦ Sebastian Acevado, v Andrew Brenning, ♦ Hanna Diehl
 
Hampshire
St. Charles Borromeo: ⇒ Kim Marcuccilli, ♦ Jonathan Knopp
 
Huntley
St. Mary: ⇒ Paula Quiroz, ♦ Marco Campobasso, ♦ Christopher Dawson, ♦ Anthony DeMaria, ♦ Jessica Dranka, ♦ Francesco Farina, ♦ Debra Gordon, ♦ James Kalas, ♦ Ryan Kearns, v Erika Kittl, ♦ Kraig Klopfenstein, v David Martinez, ♦ Ashley Moran, ♦ Katherine Orman, ♦ Matthew Orman, ♦  Alexander Procaccio, ♦ Jason Rich, ♦ Troy Stanley, ♦ Taylor Szczurek, ♦ Patrick Treanor, ♦ Perfecto Vasquez, v Anne Walker, v Brandon Ysteboe
 
Marengo
Sacred Heart: ♦ Spring Thornton, ♦Michael Zimniewicz
 
McHenry
Church of Holy Apostles: ⇒ Pablo Castañeda, ⇒ Amarha Jean Norton, ♦ Amy Elizabeth Cazares, ♦ Victor Cobaxin, ♦ John Matthew DeCicro, ♦ Zachary Michael Gibson, ♦ Paõla Gomez,  v Denise E. Hernandez, ♦ Graciela Hernandez, ♦Tomas Hernandez, ♦ Tomas Jr. Hernandez, ♦ JoAnne Carol Kujak, ♦ Noe Jacob Longinos, ♦ Erin Elizabeth Micklinghoff, ♦ Corey James Misch, ♦ Joni Marie Pancyrz, ♦ Yureli Pereda, ♦ Gina Louise Reibel, ♦ Sandra Rivas, ♦ Graciela Rodriguez, ♦ Christopher St. Leger, ♦ Zackary Simmons, ♦ Marco Antonio Tello, ♦ Antoinette Thompson, ♦ Joshua Torrez, ♦ Kirsten Maria Wood
St. Patrick: ⇒ Christina Omeke, ♦ Alyssa DiVenere, ♦ Christopher Hagstrom, ♦ Josh Rehberg, ♦ Brittany Walls
 
Morrison
St. Mary: ♦ Brian Witt
 
North Aurora
Blessed Sacrament: ⇒ Carriann Michelle Boecker, ⇒ Nicholas Scott Boecker, ♦ Marcus Scott Boecker
 
Rochelle
St. Patrick: ⇒ Ariadna Kaylin Calderon, ⇒ Nayeli Nichole Calderon, ⇒ Maria de los Angeles Hernandéz, ♦ Ashley Nicole Ackerman, ♦ José Luis Alcantara, ♦ Monica Hernandez, ♦ Melesio Velazco, ♦ William Zacarias
 
Rock Falls
St. Andrew: ⇒ Scott Sublett, ♦ Teresa Aguilar, ♦ Douglas Brown, Jr., ♦ Joshua Clifton, ♦ Donald McDonald
 
Rockford
Cathedral of St. Peter: ⇒ Chantel Boebel, ⇒Ava Nedved, ♦ Bernadette Conroy, ♦ Nicholas S. Doyle, ♦ Adrian Patlan, ♦ Augustine Patlan
Holy Family: ⇒ Zachary Zenzen, ♦ Marcey Barger, ♦ Donna Biarnesen, ♦ Richard Brown, ♦ Carly Pyzynski, ♦ Crystal Shoudy, ♦ Jean Shoudy
St. Anthony of Padua: ⇒ Carlos Rubalcaba, ♦ Shannon Marie Callahan, ♦ Bobby Colbe, ♦ Andrew Brett Kennington, ♦ Delia Clementina Rico, ♦ Annette Marie Zaugg
St. Edward: ♦ Alfonso Fabian Belmontes, ♦ Jeanette Jessica Castillo, ♦ Hugo De la Torre, ♦ Pedro Espindola Salgado, ♦ Veronica Herrera, ♦ Leonardo Mora, ♦ German Perez
St. Patrick: ♦ Joan Geyer
St. Rita: ♦ Ron Nichols, ♦ Tamara Sims, ♦ Brad Whistler
 
Spring Grove
St. Peter: ⇒ Oscar Bonilla, ⇒ Mya Helena Rakoncay, ♦ Kevin Philip Alshouse, ♦ Toni Michelle Barycki, ♦ Benjamin Christopher Leali, ♦ Emily Anne Leali, ♦ Karyn Arlene Leali, ♦ Elizabeth Anne Piegl, ♦ Paul Douglas Leali
 
St. Charles
St. John Neumann: ♦ Jennifer Marie Allen, ♦ Cody Bondurant, ♦ Untelaya Clementi, ♦ Maxine DelMundo, ♦ Elizabeth Ann Foulkes, ♦ Elliott Heinrich, ♦ Paul Kasprzak, ♦ Thomas Loehrke, ♦ Joseph Paterno, ♦ Camille Ponce, ♦ Hunter Serrato, ♦ John Joseph Shogren, II
St. Patrick: ♦ Sean Conklin, ♦ Phillip Hoeksema, ♦ Susan Oddo, ♦ Doug Patrick, ♦ Alexander Pendzinski, ♦ Heather Perkins, ♦ Michele Stefaniak, ♦ Andrew Whitlatch, ♦ Eric Wyman
 
Sandwich
St. Paul the Apostle: ♦ Krystin Shimkus
 
Somonauk
St. John the Baptist: ⇒ Bethany Green, ⇒ Heather Gregory, ♦ Kayli Dockendorf, ♦ Larry Rader
 
South Beloit
St. Peter: ⇒ Lance Breeden, ⇒ Alexandria Herbst, ♦ Christina Bautista, ♦ Dalila Fraley, ♦ Jessica Heimer
 
Sterling
Sacred Heart: ♦ Alexzander Crump, ♦ Katie Goden, ♦ Lauren Holmes, ♦ Kara Metzger, ♦ Jessica Sunday
St. Mary: ♦ Jesse Edmondson, ♦ Christopher J. Ravel, ♦ Kimberly Sosa, ♦ Pamela Villanueva
 
Sugar Grove
St. Katharine Drexel: ⇒ Dustin Ebers, ⇒ Erica Leith, ⇒ Elizabeth Simms, ♦ Joanna Barragan, ♦ Michael Beary, ♦ Larry White, ♦ Rachel White, ♦ Katie Wood
 
Sycamore
St. Mary: ⇒ Sheryl Woolbright, ⇒ Teagan Woolbright, ♦ Stephanie Losey, ♦ Donna Sauber
 
West Brooklyn
St. Mary: ♦ Benjamin Farris, ♦ Donald Farris, ♦ Teresa Farris, ♦ Herbert Kaelin, ♦ Julia Kaelin
 
West Dundee
St. Catherine of Siena: ♦ Rebecca Kolleng, ♦ Steven Taylor
 
Woodstock
St. Mary: ⇒ Miguel Angel Martinez, ⇒ Jeff Hackman, ⇒ Cynthia Salas, ⇒ Dennis Vantrease, ♦ Roberto Antonio Ayala, ♦ Luciano Romero, ♦ Marco Sanchez