Tag Archives: RCIA

What does baptism do? A mystagogy on the sacramental act of washing

What does baptism do? There is an easy answer and a mystery answer. The easy answer is that baptism joins a person to Christ. The mystery answer takes some work. It takes a people of God, professing living faith in … 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 29th February at 2.30pm). On the Rites page, you … 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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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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Exploring Mark – a series on the Gospel of Mark with Fr Nicholas King SJ

The Gospel According to St Mark is the shortest of the four gospels but often tells of Jesus’ ministry in more detail. A short series of video reflections, ‘Exploring Mark’, aims to bring us a little closer to Mark the … Continue reading

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RCIA Network Conference June 2017

Who do you say that I am? – Images of Christ in the New Testament. A Conference for RCIA teams and all who engage with scripture in liturgy and catechesis. Tues 6th – Thurs 8th June 2017, High Leigh Conference … 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 Christian Initiation of Adults at the Easter Vigil

As use of the revised Order of Confirmation is mandatory from Easter 2016, this affects texts used at the Easter Vigil. From the Bishops’ Conference Liturgy Office, here is the text of Appendix I from the Rite of Christian Initiation … 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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