Dismissal and Breaking Open the Word
Part of the necessary formation for Candidates and Catechumen preparing for full initiation into the Catholic faith is regular participation within the community. This participation may take on many forms in areas of service to the community, but most importantly should include
regular participation in the Mass.
RCIA participants and team members should make every effort to attend Mass together.
Immediately following the homily of the designated Mass, the presider will call for the Candidates and Catechumen to come forward with their sponsors to receive a special blessing. The participants will then be sent forth from the Mass to continue their reflection of the daily Scripture readings in 'Breaking Open the Word'.
The designated Mass we attend will change throughout the year so that the entire community has an opportunity to 'meet' and offer their support for the RCIA participants.
Please check your RCIA calendars (and the calendar posted on the website) and stay current on the Mass we plan to attend each week. There will be a section reserved for participants, sponsors and family, so please arrive early.
Please read and study the Sunday Readings before Mass each week so that you will gain a depth of insights and blessings from the Scriptures and be better prepared for Breaking Open the Word.
May the Word of God nourish you.
May the Word of God strengthen you
May the Word of God comfort you, all your life.