Post # 1
Anyone else being baptised or confirmed after RCIA this Easter?
I’ve been doing RCIA since January (late starter, Iknow) which culminates in my conditional baptism and confirmation on Saturday night.
I only decided to do the course because I was scared to death at Midnight Mass on Christmas Eve by how like a fish out of water I felt and would our wedding really be like that and would I really want to cry like I wanted to then?
Anyway, I really enjoyed it, decided to convert then decided to have a conditional baptism too since my lovely CofE parish in the UK have lost all records of my first one. Grrr.
It hasn’t been without its comedy moments though, such as almost making a dash for it when the fire alarm went off (it was actually just an altar boy ringing the bell, lol) and almost filling my water bottle up from what looked like an office drinking fountain (storage barrel of holy water). Ooops!
Anyway, just wondered if any other bees were doing the same thing this weekend and whether you had any embarrasing mishaps too 🙂
Post # 3
Thats cute! My husband will be doing all of this next year.
Post # 4
I’m already baptized and confirmed, but just wanted to say congrats!! What a big moment for you 🙂
Post # 5
Yes!! I’m so excited. I literally logged on to Weddingbee to see if anyone posted about being baptized/confirmed this weekend. I haven’t had too many embarassing mishaps other than dismissal. One of our priests does not speak English as his first language and is sometimes really difficult to understand, so one time he asked for those being dismissed to come up but I could not quite understand him and I waited a little too long to walk forward and ended up sort of stranded in the center aisle during mass. It was horrible but I’m over it. I always tell myself with the number of rites, etc. I’ve had to go through since August, one thing I won’t be nervous about is standing at the front of the church at the wedding =). I am still a little worried about doing something silly like slipping after I get baptized but I have high hopes for all to go well.
Anyway, congratulations to anyone else going through RCIA and I hope you all have a wonderful Easter.
Post # 6
I was confirmed last Easter! Enjoy it! Congrats and welcome 🙂
Post # 7
Aww yayy CONGRATS and enjoy it! My FH will be going through that (hopefully!) next Easter! I am so excited for you because I Know how excited I already am for my future hubs.
It means so much to me that he has decided to do this (his grandparents on one side were catholic but his parents do not attend church…although he was raised “Christian”) and it makes me even happier that as a family we will have church to share, and with our own children (some day)
Post # 8
My husband is at the easter vigil mass!!!!!!!!!! we are so excited!
I’m been trying to figure out waht to get him, but I haven’t come up with any ideas!! He already got a bible and a rosary from his RCIA teacher………..any ideas??
Post # 9
Congrats to all who are being baptized/confirmed this Easter! That’s so exciting!
Post # 10
Yey, thanks everyone and congrats to you too ; )
@ miss sea spray, re presents, I know he already has a rosary but have you thought about making one for him too? Maybe one you could hang up somewhere at home? FI was going to buy me one but then I thought I might make one with blue beads and carry it in a purse at our wedding for my something blue…I’ll have a think about present ideas and post on here if I think of a good one!
Post # 11
Oh, and another comedy moment for us…. in the UK, where we lived until September, showing two fingers basically means ‘f*** you’. Imagine our surprise when, during the ‘peace be with you’ part of mass, we were greeted with by a load of two-fingered gestures. Surfice to say, that doesn’t mean ‘peace’ where we’re from, lol.
Post # 12
@ Miss sea spray – My husband got me a really beautiful cross when I was confirmed. Would your husband like something like that, that he could hang in your house? He also got me a very simple gold cross on a chain and had the bishop bless it. 🙂
Post # 13
@Miss sea spray: My fiance got me a lovely rosary and a catechism for my confirmation.
Post # 14
I grew up Methodist and after meeting my fiance, began to go to church with him. Last October I started the RCIA classes and a few weeks ago was confirmed in the Catholic Church…my fiance was my sponsor so that was really nice to go thru that with him. My grandmother gave me a very pretty rosary and then my fiance gave me a small wooden box with engravings of the 7 Gifts from the Holy Spirit. So I now keep the rosary in the box. But very cute and symbolic gifts!