Lent

Reflection Questions for RCIA Seekers: Year C – The Fifth Sunday of Lent through the Second Sunday of Easter

For reflection questions for the Fifth Sunday of Lent, Year A, click here Fifth Sunday of Lent Background: For the second Sunday in a row, we are presented with a story about a sinner and the self-righteous—who are also sinners but don’t want to admit it. Yet, as Paul says today, all this judgment of …

Reflection Questions for RCIA Seekers: Year C – The Fifth Sunday of Lent through the Second Sunday of Easter

Reflection Questions for RCIA Seekers: Year C – The First through Fourth Sundays in Lent

For reflection questions for the Third, Fourth, and Fifth Sundays of Lent, Year A, click here First Sunday of Lent Background: To understand this Sunday’s gospel, we need to realize that we are jumping back over the unfolding of Jesus’s ministry in Galilee that we have been reading in the early Sundays of Ordinary Time and …

Reflection Questions for RCIA Seekers: Year C – The First through Fourth Sundays in Lent

Initiation team resources for Lent, Triduum and the Easter Season

In a recent Community Chat, TeamRCIA discussed the many ways the baptismal priesthood is the primary agent of formation for the inquirers, catechumens, elect, and baptized candidates. There were a lot of questions about where to find resources to help parishioners “do Lent” in such a way that they also accompany the seekers on their …

Initiation team resources for Lent, Triduum and the Easter Season

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: How to celebrate the Anointing of the Catechumens and other RCIA minor rites in pandemic

Q. I have a question about the minor rites. Because of COVID, should we skip all exorcisms, blessings, and anointings before the Rite of Election? Or should we try and include the anointing at the Rite of Election? Is the anointing in the minor rites the same thing as the prebaptismal anointing? A. I would not …

Q&A: How to celebrate the Anointing of the Catechumens and other RCIA minor rites in pandemic

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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