Q&A: What do we do if the pastor won’t celebrate the scrutinies?

2 thoughts on “Q&A: What do we do if the pastor won’t celebrate the scrutinies?”

  1. So sad to see apparent lack of interest by pastor. Our past three pastors have placed a priority on RCIA activities…especially our current pastor. We have planning sessions with him as he wants to ensure all Rites are implemented “by the book” as he states. Perhaps we are just lucky or perhaps the fact that we welcome, on average, 20-25 folks into Church each year increases the visibility. Regardless, clergy support has not been an issue in our Archdioese. Good luck to you!

  2. We had a priest who celebrated scrutinies beautifully and powerfully. Then we had a priest who didn’t like it but was willing to do the scrutinies in the sacristy after Mass (which was SO weird) and he stopped doing those after a couple of years. Now we have priests who seem to love doing them according to the Rite, thanks be to God!
    It is so hard to experience these powerful, meaningful, effective prayers and then have a priest who denies them or reduces them. I tell myself the new Elect don’t know what they are missing, but I know and it’s hurtful.
    Your suggestions for alternatives are helpful. Thank you for taking this question on.

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