Deacon-structing the Catechumenate Part 4: The Scrutinies

Posted March 26, 2017 5:55 pm by Deacon Pedro

Deacon-structing the Catechumenate Part 4: The Scrutinies

Catechumen Jennifer Russo exchanges the sign of peace with Father John Fitzgerald during the Easter Vigil at St. James Church in Setauket, N.Y., April 19. Russo received the sacraments of initiation — baptism, confirmation and first Communion — during the Mass. (CNS photo/Gregory A. Shemitz, Long Island Catholic) (April 21, 2014)
Last week we looked at the RCIA program: the Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults. We saw that this process is pretty standard throughout the universal Church. We also saw that (in previous posts, part 1 and part 2) how the program of receiving people (mainly adults) into the Church

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