RCIA

Procedural Check List for Parishes

CHRISTIAN INITIATION OF ADULTS AND RECEPTION INTO FULL COMMUNION WITH THE CATHOLIC CHURCH.    PROCEDURAL CHECK-LIST FOR PARISHES.  It is advisable to check through the issues below in the early stages of the process. 1.    The marital status of the person needs to be ascertained early on, as there may be problems if the person(…)

Celebrating Initiation at the Easter Vigil

Celebrating Initiation at the Easter Vigil

The Preparatory Rites on Holy Saturday: Again in the context of a Liturgy of the Word of God Returning of the Creed Ephphetha Rite Choosing a Baptismal Name Anointing with the Oil of Catechumens which symbolises their need for God’s help and strength and finishing with a Blessing Celebrating the Easter Vigil: “This is the night….” Paragraph 198(…)

An Introduction

An Introduction

Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults Contact Information for RCIA Diocesan Co-ordinator: Fr. Damian McNeicec/o Dublin Diocesan Liturgical Resource CentreTel. (01)8379253 – Ext 241 Email: litsec@dublindiocese.ie The Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA) – an introduction When we want to celebrate a Marriage, we use the Ritual of the Celebration of Marriage. When someone(…)

What the Ritual says about the Catechumenate

What the Ritual says about the Catechumenate

The Period of the Catechumenate – some important advice from the Ritual book: See the RCIA Ritual book, pages 37 to 39. Paragraph 75 tells us that the Catechumenate is an extended period aimed at training candidates in the Christian life. The dispositions manifested at their acceptance are brought to maturity by means of: 1. A(…)

The Period of Mystagogy

The Period of Mystagogy

THE PERIOD OF MYSTAGOGY ”You are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy people; praise God who called you out of darkness and into His marvellous light” The period of Mystagogy is one of deepening understanding of what we have received in Christ. What does the Ritual Book tell us? (see pages 145-146) paragraph(…)

What the Introduction of the Ritual book tells us

What the Introduction of the Ritual book tells us

What does the Introduction tell us about R.C.I.A.? This is a brief guide to what the Introductory paragraphs in the Ritual tell us about the nature of the spiritual journey that is the Rite of Christian Initiastion of Adults. Open your Ritual book on page 3 and you will find paragraphs as numbered below that(…)

When an adult seeks Baptism

When an adult seeks Baptism

RCIA Policy The Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA) is the process by which parishes journey with adults towards Initiation (Baptism, Confirmation and Eucharist). Initiation is usually celebrated in the parish at the Easter Vigil. The Rite provides the steps and stages to be followed. Diocesan resources are available to assist parish teams in(…)

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