PERIOD

TITLES

STEP

RITUAL

PRESENTATION

 

 

 

 

 

 

INQUIRY

 

Evangelization and Pre-Catechumenate

(Personal Contact)

 

 

 

“Candidates”

“Inquirers”

“Sympathizers”

 

 

None

 

 

Prayer

Is

Recommended

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PERIOD OF

CATECHUMENATE

 

Catechesis, Scripture, sharing and prayer

 

 

 

“Candidate” (Baptized)

“Catechumen”

(non-Baptized)

 

RITE OF

ACCEPTANCE

 

(First Sunday

Of Advent)

 

 

Anointing with Oil of Catechumens

Signing of Senses

Promise to follow the Gospel

 

 

 

 

 

Bible

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

RITE OF ELECTION

 

First Sunday

Of Lent

 

Testimony

Acceptance by

Diocesan Bishop

Enrollment of Names

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PERIOD OF PURIFICATION AND ENLIGHTENMENT

 

Retreat

Interior experience

 

“Candidate”

(Baptized)

 

“Elect”

(non-Baptized)

 

 

 

Scrutinies

3rd, 4th, 5th

Sundays of Lent

 

 

Creed

Our Father

 

 

 

RITES OF INITIATION

 

Easter Vigil

 

Baptism with water

Profession of faith

Confirmation

Eucharist

 

 

Candle

White Garment

 

 

 

 

 

 

MYSTAGOGY

 

Continued study: mysteries of faith

 

Neophytes

(Newly Baptized)