Re: [liturgy-l] When are "converts" received in the Roman Church
- My younger brother's LC-MS in-laws are in the RCIA (Rite of Christian
Initiation of Adults) at my mother's RC parish and will be received at
the Vigil, with my mom sponsoring them. I believe they're doing the
standard reception of catechumens.
As an ex-RC, I understand that if I were to change my mind, I could
walk a couple of blocks down to St. Gertrude's and make my confession
to Fr. Grassi and be received. No plans for that at the present time.
On Wed, Mar 27, 2013 at 10:19 AM, Frank Senn <fcsenn@...> wrote:
> I had a former member (lifelong confirmed Lutheran) who was simply
> "received" into the RC Church by affirmation of baptism by the pastor of the
> campus ministry church. No additional signs or ceremonies smacking of
> "confirmation." It was actually no different from what I have done
> receiving a Roman Catholic.
> Frank C. Senn
> --- On Wed, 3/27/13, Dwight <DJP4LAW@...> wrote:
> From: Dwight <DJP4LAW@...>
> Subject: [liturgy-l] When are "converts" received in the Roman Church
> To: email@example.com
> Date: Wednesday, March 27, 2013, 10:02 AM
> My friend is being received into the Roman Catholic Church, being
> confirmed (as he explained it) out of his Lutheranity. His parish is
> receiving him (and all new members) on Maundy Thursday. That seems odd to
> me. If his was a catechumenate -- and that is how it is presented --
> shouldn't that culminate with his reception at the Vigil? His priest
> explained that he thinks it "nice" that the new members be able to receive
> communion on Maundy Thursday, the remembrance of the Last Supper. No bishop
> will be present; the priest will confirm him.
> I don't understand. Is this a confirmation? Is it a sacrament? If so, is
> it not the bishop's obligation to preside? Apparently the archdiocese is
> fine with this.
> Is this odd or regular practice? (I live in a very protected area of
> Lutheranity, so I'm not in touch with these practices.) When my goddaughter
> was confirmed in the Roman Catholic Church, it was at a city-wide
> celebration with the bishop presiding and confirming. And that's what I
> thought it would be like for "converts," too. What am I missing?
> Blessings of peace and calm during Holy Week.
> Dwight Penas
> "Anyone who thinks that he has understood the divine scriptures or any
> part of them, but cannot by his understanding build up this double love of
> God and neighbor, has not yet succeeded in understanding them." -- Augustine
- On 4/9/13 2:43 PM, "Simon Kershaw" <simon@...> wrote:
>In this case, however, the BBC is not to blame since the 1980sOh thank heaven. One can hardly expect a lower-caste usurper to the BBC's
>adaptation of Brideshead was made by Granada not by the BBC.
primacy to pronounce things correctly.
Although I much preferred Claire Bloom to Emma Thompson.
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St. Philip's Church, Etobicoke