Celebrating Initiation: A Guide for Priests – Paul Turner


This helpful book leads priests through 26 rites of initiation including all of the various rites of the RCIA, adaptations for already baptized candidates, the various infant baptismal rites, confirmation of a person in danger of death, and parish celebrations of first communion.


Celebrating Initiation: A Guide for Priests

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Father Paul Turner is pastor of St. Anthony parish in Kansas City, Missouri. A priest of the diocese of Kansas City-St. Joseph, he holds a doctorate in sacred theology from Sant' Anselmo in Rome.
His publications include The Catechumenate Answer Book (Resource Publications, 2000), Your Child's Baptism (Liturgy Training Publications, 1999), The Hallelujah Highway: A History of the Catechumenate (Liturgy Training Publications, 2000), The Catholic Wedding Answer Book (Resource Publications, 2001), Let Us Pray: A Guide to the Rubrics of Sunday Mass (Liturgical Press, 2006), When Other Christians Become Catholic (Liturgical Press, 2007), and Celebrating Initiation: A Guide For Priests (World Library Publications, 2008), and Pastoral Companion to the Roman Missal (World Library Publications, 2010).

He is a former President of the North American Academy of Liturgy and a team member for the North American Forum on the Catechumenate. He is a member of the North American Academy of Liturgy and the Catholic Academy of Liturgy. He serves as a facilitator for the International Commission on English in the Liturgy. Father Turner's website is http://www.paulturner.org.

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