Category Archives: Lent

Season of Lent

Check the lent section of the Seasons page for resources to help with liturgy planning during Lent. The Season of Lent leaflet from the Liturgy Office is very useful as a starting point and source of background information. “The annual … Continue reading

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How to celebrate the Scrutinies without scaring the Catechumens! (From Team RCIA)

“How do we explain the scrutinies to the catechumens without scaring them?” That was a question Team RCIA received recently. The structure and beautiful prayers of the rite don’t seem frightening, but perhaps we’re put off by the titles scrutiny … Continue reading

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Psalm for 1st Sunday of Lent

For those of you who use Paul Inwood’s setting of Psalm 24 (25), “Remember, remember your mercy Lord”, here is an alternative refrain to reflect the Psalm response in the Lectionary for the 1st Sunday of Lent, Year B. Use … Continue reading

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Rite of Sending for Election

Here are texts from the RCIA for a parish celebration for Sending Catechumens for Election and Candidates for Recognition by the Bishop, ahead of the Rite of Election in Arundel Cathedral (Saturday 17th February at 2.30pm). On the Rites page, … Continue reading

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RCIA – Celebrating the Scrutinies

On the Rites page, you can find RCIA resources for Lent, including texts for celebrating the Scrutinies (on the 3rd, 4th and 5th Sundays of Lent) with the Elect – those journeying towards Baptism. Here is a brief history of … Continue reading

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Rite of Sending for Election

Here are texts from the RCIA for a parish celebration for Sending Catechumens for Election and Candidates for Recognition by the Bishop, ahead of the Rite of Election in Arundel Cathedral (Saturday 13th February at 2.30pm). On the Rites page, … Continue reading

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RCIA Network Newsletter – Lent 2015

Lent is a significant time in the journey of faith. In RCIA, this is the Period of Purification and Enlightenment, which helps shape our understanding of what Lent is about. Church documents speak about Lent – for the whole Church – … Continue reading

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Celebrating Reconciliation

Resources for Lent Penitential Liturgies, from the Liturgy Office, and a Guide for children preparing for the sacrament of Reconciliation.

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Season of Lent

Check the Seasons page for resources to help with liturgy planning during Lent. The Season of Lent leaflet from the Liturgy Office is very useful as a starting point and source of background information. “The annual observance of Lent is … Continue reading

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Rite of Sending for Election

Texts from the RCIA for a parish celebration for Sending Catechumens for Election and Candidates for Recognition by the Bishop, ahead of the Rite of Election in Arundel Cathedral (Sunday 22nd February at 3.00pm). Texts for the Scrutinies (for the … Continue reading

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