Honoring the Baptized

4 thoughts on “Honoring the Baptized”

  1. Sister Mary Sheila OSU

    Thanks for this wonderful insight on the Baptized candidates….I like your ideas a lot, and I can see why the Baptized do not need to be treated as a catechumen, having to wait until the Easter Vigil. Sister M. Sheila

  2. While re-reading the Rite as we prepare for Lent, I am wondering…what is the difference between
    – “those who are completing their initiation through the sacraments of confirmation and the eucharist”
    and
    – “those who are preparing for reception into the full communion of the Catholic Church”,
    as mentioned many times in reference to the combined rites, such as RCIA #532?
    Thoughts are appreciated!

    1. Hi Karen. This is from our FAQ page:

      For Catholics, full initiation consists of baptism, confirmation, and Eucharist. Catholics who have only been baptized need to complete their initiation by celebrating the other two sacraments. For many other Christians, baptism alone is considered to be full initiation. However, Roman Catholics believe that even though other Christians are initiated into Christ, they are not in the full communion of the Catholic Church. So they are received into the full communion when they decide to become Catholic. Their reception is celebrated with the sacraments of confirmation (usually) and Eucharist.

      Have wonderful Lent!

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