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.
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/
Other events at the Georgia World Congress Center happening at the same time as the Rite of Election on February 25th make planning ahead for parking critical. Please review the options below and make a plan as soon as possible!