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
Randolph Nichols on Apple or Pumpkin? Hillary on The Coming Mercy Liam on Apple or Pumpkin? Devin Rice on Apple or Pumpkin? Liam on Songleader to Choir Liam on Apple or Pumpkin? Liam on Apple or Pumpkin? Liam on The Warm-Up Liam on The Warm-Up Liam on Acclamation or Call/Response?
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Category Archives: RCIA
With this post, we begin a two-week exploration of Appendix I, in which the Church presents combination rites for the baptized and the unbaptized newcomers. Many catechumenate directors decline to use these combinations. In my current parish, combined rites have … Continue reading
RCIA 499 instructs that a liturgy of the word “is to be celebrated” if the rite of reception takes place outside of Mass. For “exceptional circumstances” when a liturgy of the word is not “possible,” the introductory words include a … Continue reading
The Rite of Reception (of a Baptized Christian) within Mass is much like the initiation rites we’ve seen elsewhere in RCIA, streamlined for the circumstances. The outline is: Invitation Profession of Faith Act of Reception [Confirmation] (if needed, with Laying … Continue reading
RCIA 487 gives the introductory rubrics for the Mass of receiving someone into Full Communion. “If the rite … takes place on a solemnity or on a Sunday” the Mass of the day is celebrated. I had not realized that … Continue reading
Let’s wrap up the last four paragraphs of the introduction to the Reception of Baptized Christians. First, a word about the sponsor: 483. At the reception, the candidate should be accompanied by a sponsor and may even have two sponsors. … Continue reading
RCIA 482 makes a strange distinction. But before we get to that, I want to clear up something I saw elsewhere on the internet about non-Catholics not being able to make a confession of sins. Certainly, the elect are ineligible … Continue reading