RCIA 160-163: Creed, Prayer, Dismissal, Eucharist

img_6803

Let’s put together the rest of the Presentation of the Creed. The elect are called forward after the homily–remember: only the unbaptized, okay? The celebrant instructs in “these or similar words.”

My dear friends, listen carefully to the words of that faith by which you will be justified. The words are few, but the mysteries they contain are great. Receive them with a sincere heart and be faithful to them.

Then the priest or deacon, along with the assembly, recite either the Apostle’s Creed or the Nicene Creed. The elect “listen,” as the rubric instructs.

RCIA 161 gives the Prayer over the Elect:

Lord,
eternal source of light, justice, and truth,
take under your tender care
your servants N and N.

Purify them and make them holy;
give them true knowledge, sure hope, and sound understanding,
and make them worthy
to receive the grace of baptism.

We ask this through Christ our Lord.

Then we have the dismissal of the elect, with four options just like RCIA 67, 116, or 136, followed by the celebration of the Eucharist … if you’ve invited a baptized assembly.

About these ads

About catholicsensibility

Todd and his family live in Ames, Iowa. He serves a Catholic parish of both Iowa State students and town residents.
This entry was posted in post-conciliar liturgy documents, RCIA, Rites. Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s