What happens during dismissal?

RCIA (Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults) image posted by TeamRCIAAfter you dismiss the catechumens from the liturgy, what happens? I’ve heard lots of folks refer to “dismissal catechesis.” Are you doing catechesis during the dismissal session? Are you doing breaking open of the word? Do you ever “break open” anything besides the word—the opening prayer or the opening song, for example?

Click here for a description of how I have done the dismissal session.

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