Migrant workers

In Paul Turner's Blog by Paul Turner

Q:  We have migrant workers in our diocese from July through October. Some have never been baptized. Can the RCIA be adapted for them?


A:  Yes. Adult baptism may take place apart from the Easter Vigil for a good cause. The bishop should be consulted, but this is a good example of a condition for which the RCIA timetable is flexible. Military service is another. Prison is another. Personal matters pertaining to employment or family needs could also provide an appropriate scenario.