In Paul Turner's Blog by Paul Turner

Q: One of my catechumens is honestly too shy to stand up in front of everyone at 3 Sunday Masses for the scrutinies. Can I skip them?


A: No, they’re supposed to receive all 3 scrutinies unless the bishop excuses them. RCIA 146 permits them on weekdays. In that case, you could use the lectionary’s optional Masses for weeks 3, 4 and 5 of Lent.