anyone convert to catholicism before?

posted 3 years ago in Catholic
Post # 3
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

I don’t know anyone who turned Catholic before. Though someone in my family is now taking the RCIA classes (also in ON, Canada). I hear that it can take 1-2 yrs depending on how many classes you attend. So if you started the classes now, I am not sure if you will be ‘graduated’ by Sept.

Good luck, honey!!!!

Post # 4
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

My mom and stepmom both did the RCIA program… doesn’t it usually work so you have your baptism, communion and confirmation during the Easter late-night mass? (sorry, it’s been a while and I forget the actual name!)  Or will you be doing it at a different time?

Post # 5
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Newbee
  • Wedding: October 2014

I am currently in RCIA. I will receive my sacraments–baptism, communion and confirmation–at the Easter Vigil mass in April. In my parish, RCIA begins in August/September and ends with Pentecost in June. I know some churches have programs that last over a year, so I’m not sure how that timeline works.

You’ll learn everything you need to know in the weekly classes. We receive reading materials and go over them in class, but it’s helped me to read them on my own and go over the weekly readings before class. The catechists are there to help you, so don’t be afraid to ask a lot of questions. Good luck!

Post # 7
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Helper bee

@strawberrymarshmallow:  Congrats 🙂 How exciting! I haven’t gone through RCIA; I’m a cradle Catholic. Just writing to pass along my congrats and let you know I’ll be praying for you 🙂

Post # 8
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2014

@strawberrymarshmallow:  I really believe that you’re only this or you’re only that when you feel it in your heart. Yeah, you may go through the rituals and whatnot to “become” catholic, but at the end of the day that doesn’t mean you believe a word of it. Are you only doing this to get married in the Catholic church?

Post # 8
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: June 2014 - Catholic Church Ceremony & Restaurant/Bed & Breakfast Reception

I’m currently going through RCIA and am set to be confirmed this spring (I’ve already been baptized in a protestant church). I am currently a confirmed Anglican (Anglo Catholic more specifically) so my situation is a little different as my current parish catechism and teachings are similar and actually more high church than the catholic parishes I’ve been attending for RCIA. 

What do you think so far about converting? I can’t imagine coming from no religion straight up to Catholic- they already teach so much in RCIA- I can only imagine how much information you’re trying to absorb!

Blessings~

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