(Closed) Any help greatly recieved..baptizim and wedding

posted 7 years ago in Catholic
Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

I think if you set up a meeting with the priest and let him know that you want to convert to Catholocism for your family and your beliefs, that would be the first step. You may have to have a few meetings with him or take a few classes but they are painless and informative. He may have you join an RCIA group, which are people who come from other religions (non-Christian) or who have not been baptized who will share a joint celebration of baptism, confirmation, and communion at the same time. Usually they celebrate this at the Easter Vigil, but if you are looking to get married before next year he may make an exception. Just tell him your honest feelings and they are usually nice about it and can work with your situation. 

Good luck!

Post # 4
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

you said “Since going to mass for my children who are being baptized soon…we have decided that we would like a full catholic wedding…and i have decided to be baptised myself.” does that mean that you want to be Catholic? getting baptised is the first step since i believe you have to be in order to have a full mass. after the priest gives you your options, then see how that fits into your wedding timeline. (sorry, WB ate my post earlier!)

Post # 6
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

If you are 100% sure you want to become a catholic then just talk to the priest and let him know

Post # 8
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Newbee
  • Wedding: November 2011

Having been recently baptized myself (April 23rd), I have to say its an awesome experience. And don’t be afraid to ask “silly” questions, because in my experience, the more questions you ask, the more excited everyone is the help you learn.

Post # 10
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Newbee
  • Wedding: November 2011

Yes, I was “dunked” three times in a pool of almost too-warm water, in front of about 250-300 people, most of whom I didn’t know. 🙂 I completely surprised myself and my friends/family, because I have a huge fear of water! Yes, it was completely and totally worth it, and no, I wasn’t scared to get dunked. 🙂

Post # 12
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Newbee
  • Wedding: November 2011

I was scared at first, and talked to the RCIA director and the priest. They told me that I have the option of getting dunked or of getting water poured on my forehead (like they do with babies). I didn’t want to rule out getting dunked, but I didn’t think I could do it for the longest time, but after a while I realized I wasn’t scared, so I went ahead with the dunking. The pool was only about 2 to 2 1/2 foot deep, I got on my knees and the priest dunked me under. Not quite “full body”, but over 75% of me was in the water. And it was not even a second under water each time. So even if I was still a little scared, I would have done it anyway. (I wasn’t the first, thank goodness, so I got to see how it went before I went in the water.)

I was baptized at the Easter Vigil, pretty much in the middle of mass, along with 5 others. After the Liturgy of the Word, the water of the baptismal font was blessed and the six of us were baptized. And then, along with the other 10 or 12 who were already baptized, we were all confirmed. Then the congregation renewed their baptismal vows, the prayers of the faithful. And after the prayers, the Liturgy of the Eucharist, when the newly baptized received Holy Communion for the first time.

Post # 14
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

If you decide to become Catholic, you will go through a process, usually taking several months and then on Easter you can become Catholic. You will be baptized, make your first communion and get confirmed all at one time. However, if you were ever baptized anywhere else in any religion, you will not get baptized again. If you talk to the priest and you talk about your intentions to join the church, i am sure that you will be able to have a catholic ceremony.

Post # 16
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Newbee
  • Wedding: November 2011

Basically it all started because of my fiancé. He is a cradle catholic. When our relationship got to the point where I thought it not only possible, but quite likely that I would some day have a family with him, and before I even knew he was going to propose, I started researching Catholicism. Just so I would have some kind of idea what it was all about. I was never baptized and although I had always considered myself as a Christian, I didn’t attend a church or really have any particular set beliefs past believing in God and Jesus. When I started RCIA classes, it was just to learn, but I pretty much immediately felt like that was where I was supposed to be. I had gone to a few differant churches with my sister and various friends, but I never felt the same welcoming “at home” feeling I got the very first time I went to St Pat’s with the RCIA director (who I didn’t even know at the time). I say it kind of snuck up on me, because I wasn’t looking to join when I started.

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