The Armchair Liturgist: Entry Into a Year-Long Catechumenate

My parish’s RCIA director has two people new to the Church entering the catechumenate this weekend. We will celebrate the Rite of Acceptance, always one of my favorite rituals, at 10:30 Mass tomorrow.

These folks will be in the catechumenate for a whole year, from now till Lent 2015.

Sit in the purple chair and render judgment. Many people operate on the school-year model and so may be ready for the catechumenate in the Fall. Sometimes fence-sitters are inspired after Easter.

I think three times a year is about right. (And remember, candidates are a different sort of fish entirely.)

How often a year would you welcome catechumens into your faith community?

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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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One Response to The Armchair Liturgist: Entry Into a Year-Long Catechumenate

  1. Andrea says:

    We scheduled three or four times a year and selected Sundays when the readings seemed appropriate to the Rite of Acceptance. Now, sadly, a new pastor means we threw all that out.

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