Rite of Welcoming

In Paul Turner's Blog by Paul Turner

Q: Thanks for your insights! Hope you are staying well.

When an unbaptized Inquirer misses the Rite of Welcoming, can we do another Rite outside the confines of the Mass and community when they are able to return?


A: You’re welcome. hope you are well too.

Yes, you may celebrate it again. But first a clarification of terms. The Rite of Welcoming is an adapted rite for baptized candidates for reception into the full communion of the church. An unbaptized inquirer undergoes the Rite of Acceptance into the Order of Catechumens.

Either may be done more than once a year, outside the context of Mass, with either a priest or a deacon presiding.