Reception and Profession Ceremonies
In this new edition, the ceremonies of reception and profession for
reasons of clarity are presented three forms: reception alone, profession alone, and
a combined reception and profession ceremony.
It is hoped that the ceremonies will always take place within the
context of a Eucharistic liturgy. If for some reason this cannot be so, then the
ceremonies are performed as a Paraliturgy. That Paraliturgy is given in this manual
following the three ceremonies. In all cases, the ordinary celebrant is a priest.
The ceremony takes place after the homily. It is good if the
homily includes a short explanation of the rite itself and of the meaning of the
commitment being made.