RCIA 274-276: Wrapping Up Acceptance

img_6803The Rite of Acceptance for children of catechetical age ends as it did for adults: intercessions followed by a “Prayer over the Children.” RCIA 276 gives brief rubrics:

After the prayer the children and the community are dismissed and a suitable song concludes the celebration. But if for some reason the eucharist is to be celebrated (see RCIA 261), the children are dismissed beforehand.

Just a few notes:

- The intercessions are specific, not general. This is true for most of the catechumenate rites.

- Also note the prescription for a closing song–not prescribed for the regular celebration of Mass, as you all know.

Next up: the optional Rite of Election.

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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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