about Todd FlowerdayA Roman Catholic lay person, married (since 1996), with one adopted child (since 2001). I serve a parish in music ministry.
about John Donaghy
John is a lay missionary since 2007 with a parish in western Honduras. Before that he served in campus ministry and social justice ministry in Iowa. His ministry blog is http://hermanojuancito.blogspot.com
He also blogs reflections on the lectionary and saints/heroes/events of the date at http://walktheway.wordpress.com
He'll be a long-term contributor here analyzing the Latin American bishops' document from their 2007 Aparecida Conference.
Vatican II pages
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Category Archives: RCIA
The case for candidates being received at the Vigil: 563. Inclusion at the Easter Vigil of the rite of reception into full communion may also be opportune liturgically, especially when the candidates have undergone a lengthy period of spiritual formation … Continue reading
Most American parishes combine the initiation of the elect with the Rite of Reception into Full Communion at the Easter Vigil. I don’t claim to be well travelled (a vocation as a parish liturgist precludes being a liturgical visitor on … Continue reading
Rite 3 of Appendix I is the combined rite of election/call to continuing conversion (RCIA 547) celebrated with the bishop, ordinarily on the First Sunday of Lent (548). As with all combined rites, we once again are reminded to maintain … Continue reading
Finishing up with the RCIA appendices makes for a rather limp end to our series here, now by far the longest yet attempted on this blog. There’s not much new to report on the combined rite of sending. Catechumens first, … Continue reading
For either catechumens, candidates, or both, this sending rite is optional. RCIA 530 notes this celebration is provided “for parishes,” likely as much if not more than for the catechumens and candidates themselves. RCIA 531 reminds us that while “admission … Continue reading
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), … Continue reading