RCIA 522-529: Word and Post-Homily Rituals


As in the rite for catechumens alone (RCIA 61-68), the Liturgy of the Word for the combined rite offers a few instructional words (RCIA 522), a choice of readings (523) with homily (524), an optional presentation of a bible (525), intercessions for both groups (526) with a  prayer (527), the usual four options for dismissal of the unbaptized (528), and brief instructions (529) for the Liturgy of the Eucharist that follows.

A few reminders here:

– The readings of the day may be used, but the particular readings for the rite of acceptance (if the Lectionary norms permit it) may be used.

– RCIA 528 instructs that the catechumens be dismissed. No mention is made of dismissing the already-baptized candidates, not even if they are totally uncatechized.

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Todd lives in Minnesota, serving a Catholic parish as a lay minister.
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