Should catechumens and the elect be dismissed at the Mass of the Lord’s Supper?

There is no uniform practice on this. Some parishes think the entire community, catechumens included, should be present for the entire liturgy. Other parishes dismiss the unbaptized. Note that one reason some parishes do not dismiss is they don’t want one of the team members to have to miss half of the liturgy. There is no reason a team member needs to lead the catechumens out of the liturgy. By Holy Thursday, they should know how to conduct a dismissal session on their own.

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