Time to recover the prophetic power of the RCIA dismissal

4 thoughts on “Time to recover the prophetic power of the RCIA dismissal”

  1. Celebrate joy, yes. But don’t overlook the dismissal exhortation to “reflect more deeply upon the word”! (67)

  2. When leading a Dismissal, my approach is to ask the group what word or phrase they heard in the readings or the homily fired their imagination — caught hold of their attention — just long enough so they missed the next few words. The responses are almost always varied and are usually delivered with a sense of joy or awe. The ensuing discussion gives me a chance to add context to their feelings and understandings by revisiting scripture and homily, saying things like, “and this is why Catholics believe …”, or “and so the Catechism tells us ….”

  3. How many times have I walked out of Mass over joyed. Upon sharing my joy, I most often get a strange look response. By and large, Catholics are not taught and encouraged to share their joy in the Lord. Church is over. The obligation has been met. There is minimal to no shared “after glow”. It is off to the ball game…… How do you respond to the need for parish renewal? Most often, renewal equates to being active in the church is doing things( very important) but what about spirit life awareness and rejuvenation

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