Recently our church was the victim of vandalism and graffeti Our parish liturgy commission and pastor felt the need to "reconsecrate" or "rededicate," especially after the hateful things that were written on the walls. What ritual should we use?
--Victims in the Vicinity
In the Ceremonial of Bishops, there is listed a Penitential Rite titled "Public Prayer After the Desecration of a Church." See page 290, citation 1075 for assistance in the ritual.