Should we provide ritual scripts for RCIA seekers?

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3 thoughts on “Should we provide ritual scripts for RCIA seekers?”

  1. Daniel Benedict

    This is an thought provoking article and it pushes me to remember the whole process as initiation and formation. If we don’t keep what the rites aim to “do” we’ll rely on doing the rite, not being open to what the Spirit will do in the rite.

  2. We prepare Sponsors for the rituals, but not the seekers. We let them know that we will be right there with them and lead them or tell them where to be and what to do. We tell them to listen carefully, respond to simple questions and just do what we ask them to do. Why? So that they can experience the movement of the Spirit and the embrace of the community. We haven’t had one die of nervousness yet!

  3. I really like the “spiritual direction type” idea of accompaniment’
    We give seekers a general sense of what to expect and the type of question to expect since we want to allow the heart to speak. This allows them to think and pray about what they are doing.
    So much happens in each rite. We do give them a copy of the script but only AFTER. It serves both as a souvenir and material for their ongoing reflection and prayer.

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