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Reconnecting with the experience of baptism: the neophytes and the community

Because I was just a baby when I was baptized, I am more than ever intrigued by the experience of being present at the celebration of baptism now. And with ministry in Christian Initiation there is so much more! A few years ago our parish celebrated an Easter Vigil that became truly memorable, not because …

Reconnecting with the experience of baptism: the neophytes and the community

Q&A: Can we celebrate confirmation with an RCIA candidate when the bishop comes to our parish?

Q. We have a candidate who was baptized as a Baptist going through RCIA. Can he be confirmed with our teen confirmation candidates when the bishop comes to celebrate? A.Thanks for reaching out. Your candidate needs to celebrate the Rite of Reception into the Full Communion of the Catholic Church prescribed in RCIA Part II:5. …

Q&A: Can we celebrate confirmation with an RCIA candidate when the bishop comes to our parish?

Q&A: What rites can we celebrate with RCIA baptized candidates in Lent?

Q. We do not have any catechumens this year, and therefore no scrutinies. How do we liturgically engage in the journey of the baptized candidates? A. This is a common question. Because there are few Lenten preparation rites for the baptized candidates in the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults, we can tend to think that …

Q&A: What rites can we celebrate with RCIA baptized candidates in Lent?

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