Adult Confirmation: A Joy and a Journey

Every year adults who want to be confirmed come to RCIA.  For these Catholics, it is important to honor their Catholic Baptism and pastorally consider their faith formation needs. The result for these people may be a time of preparation that is significantly shorter than for the unbaptized or those coming from another Christian tradition.  Roger Desjardins from St. Philip Benizi shared his story on how they minister to Adults seeking Confirmation.

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RCIA For Those With Special Needs

What do you do when you have a person who is unbaptized, over the age of 7, able to make decisions for himself /herself but has special needs?  The RCIA model is wholistic-addresses the whole person-and allows for numerous adaptations while focusing on formation and conversion within community. Here is a great article about a young man with autism and how the parish adapted the RCIA to meet his needs.

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Information about the Scrutinies

The Scrutinies are celebrated with catechumens on the 3rd, 4th and 5th Sundays of Lent.  Here are links to some common questions and good articles that may help you as you plan.

Do we use Cycle A readings for all Masses even those where we don’t celebrate a scrutiny? Answer:  https://paulturner.org/scrutinies-and-homilies/

Here is a link to an in-depth article written by Fr. Turner about the Scrutinies https://paulturner.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/08/scrutinies1.htm

Finally, here is a link to a concise article about the Scrutinies from Team RCIA http://teamrcia.com/2018/02/how-to-celebrate-the-scrutinies-without-scaring-the-catechumens/