RCIA 362-369: Exceptional Circumstances: Confirmation and Eucharist

img_6803Confirmation’s five sections have easy parallels to the standard Easter Vigil. For comparison, I invite you to look back at these posts, if you wish.

RCIA 362 prescribes the “assembly may sing an appropriate song” between baptism and confirmation, as in RCIA 231. RCIA 363 instructs that the presbyter who baptized should confer confirmation, as in RCIA 232.

An invitation to pray (364), followed by laying on of hands (365) and anointing with chrism (366) are all offered here with nearly identical texts and mostly the same rubrics as at the Easter Vigil.

As indicated in RCIA 236, outside of the Easter Vigil (which is when we presume the Rite for Exceptional Circumstances is celebrated) the assembly does not profess faith in the Easter Vigil format, nor is there a sprinkling rite.

The rubrics given for the Liturgy of the Eucharist (367-369) are virtually identical to RCIA 241-243.


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