With this post, we conclude our look at the introduction to the RBC. Some local adaptations are described:
30. If baptism is celebrated during Mass on weekdays, it is arranged in basically the same way as on Sunday, but the readings for the liturgy of the word may be taken from those that are provided in the rite of baptism (nos. 44, 186-194, 204-215).
31. In accordance with the General Introduction no. 34, the minister may make some adaptations in the rite as circumstances require, such as:
- If the child’s mother died in childbirth, this should be taken into account in the opening instruction (no. 36), general intercessions (nos. 47, 217-220), and final blessing (nos. 70, 247-248).
- In the dialogue with the parents (nos. 37-38, 76-77), their answers should be taken into account: if they have not answered Baptism, but Faith, or The grace of Christ, or Entrance into the Church, or Everlasting life, then the minister does not begin by saying Baptism, but uses Faith, or The grace of Christ, and so forth.
The rite of bringing a child already baptized to the church (nos. 165-185), which has been drawn up for use only when the child has been baptized in danger of death, should be adapted to cover other contingencies, for example, when children have been baptized during a time of religious persecution or temporary disagreement between the parents.
Or disagreements between the parents and grandparents, more usually.