If you missed the First Scrutiny last Sunday, you missed out on an honest-to-goodness (minor) exorcism in church (it’s okay, you get another chance this Sunday). But you also missed the Church make a big deal out of something that we typically take for granted.
Apart from special things like the Scrutinies, most of RCIA takes place outside of Mass. The big exception? Dismissal, where the catechumens/elect are sent out to reflect more deeply on the readings.
Besides missing the Eucharist, the catechumens/elect also miss the Creed. It’s something we say every Sunday. Probably the last time we even thought about it was when the new Missal came out - until we learned the new version.
Which is one of the great things about having RCIA stuff in church. It gives us a chance to see things that we take for granted again for the first time.
More on this tomorrow.
Readings for Sunday’s Scrutinies: http://www.usccb.org/bible/readings/031515-fourth-sunday-lent-scrutinies.cfm