RCIA 108-110: More on Sending

img_6803The last three instructions before we get to the rubrics and rituals for “Sending of the Catechumens for Election.”

108. The rite is celebrated in the parish church at a suitable time prior to the rite of election.

109. The rites takes place after the homily in a celebration of the word of God (see RCIA 89) or at Mass.

110. When the Rite of Sending Catechumens for Election is combined with the rite of sending for recognition by the bishop the (already baptized) adult candidates for the sacraments of confirmation and eucharist (or: for reception into the full communion of the Catholic Church), the alternate rite found  on (RCIA 530-546) is used.

Most parishes find that suitable time to be the Saturday before election, or the weekend before Lent. My present parish does not send baptized candidates to the Rite of Election, so we never use the combined rite.


About catholicsensibility

Todd lives in the Pacific Northwest, serving a Catholic parish as a lay minister.
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 )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ 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 )


Connecting to %s