RCIA 150-151: First Scrutiny, Liturgy of the Word

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The outline of the Scrutiny is simple:

LITURGY OF THE WORD

Readings
Homily
Invitation to Silent Prayer
Intercessions for the Elect
Exorcism
Dismissal of the Elect

The rubrics on “Readings”

150. The texts and the readings for Mass are always those given for the first scrutiny in the Missal and the Lectionary for Mass among the ritual Masses, “Christian Initiation: The Scrutinies.”

It would seem that liturgists and pastors who prefer cycle B or C readings would be moving contrary to the rubrics here.

The rubrics on “Homily,” which gives the preacher a solid direction on how to handle the rite:

151. After the readings and guided by them, the celebrant explains in the homily the meaning of the first scrutiny in the light of the Lenten liturgy and of the spiritual journey of the elect.

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Todd and his family live in Ames, Iowa. He serves a Catholic parish of both Iowa State students and town residents.
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