The parish is the RCIA catechetical plan

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  1. Karen M Stockton

    Hi Nick, When we have weekly dismissal with catechumens, we go and Break Open the Word with them. I am assuming that the “Sunday Mass (with dismissal) ” on your sample calendar would mean dismissing to go gather together to “Break Open the Word”?
    Thanks for all the thoughtful and instructive articles and videos you and Diana produce for us!

    1. Hi Karen,

      Breaking open the word would be an appropriate action to do after the dismissal of the catechumens. The RCIA doesn’t say specifically what happens after dismissal other than the catechumens “share their joy and spiritual experiences” (RCIA 67A). So the breaking open the word activity should feel more like faith sharing or mystagogy and less like formal catechesis.

      Here are a couple of articles about dismissal that might be of interest.
      https://teamrcia.com/2018/12/in-the-rcia-the-dismissal-of-the-catechumens-prepares-them-for-mission/
      https://teamrcia.com/2019/10/five-things-to-know-about-dismissals/

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