(Closed) RCIA classes?

posted 7 years ago in Catholic
Post # 3
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

My Fiance went through RCIA this past year.

My best advice would be to ask questions when you don’t understand something, and don’t be afraid to dig deeper! The Catholic religion has many, many elements to it and sometimes, RCIA instructors will gloss over one section or mention something you don’t know about or understand. They don’t mean to, they just don’t know that you don’t know.

I attended most of the classes with my Fiance even though I’m already Catholic and it was it was actually very insightful. I learned a lot more about things and it was a different view of various elements- learning as an adult compared to the Monday night CCD classes I was practically dragged to πŸ™‚

Post # 5
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2011 - ceremony in our family's Catholic church in Watsonville; reception at the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk

I went through the same process 2 years ago and I loved it! It’s a beautiful experience, especially when you start going through all the Rites. The Easter vigil is so special to me now and I’m sure you’ll find the same πŸ™‚ Good luck and feel free to PM me with questions or to share.

Post # 6
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

I had a wonderful experience with RCIA.  I was already baptized prior to this so it was a bit different than the standard RCIA class.  I have to say that it was a great start to my faith formation.  My advice is to go in open-minded and willing to discuss anything.  It was truly one of the best experiences of my life and confirmation was a ton of fun.  PM me if you ever have questions!

Post # 7
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

I’m going on week 5 of my classes. I love love love it! I went in really skeptical and mostly doing it for my fiancee (he’s Catholic and we’re having a Catholic wedding). Now, I’m totally doing it for myself and really look forward to my weekly classes! I feel like it helps me to live better. I know it sounds weird, but it really does. I find that I am more kind to people, more patient, happier, and more at peace. It’s amazing! I hope you have a great experience. πŸ™‚

Post # 8
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2011 - ceremony in our family's Catholic church in Watsonville; reception at the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk

@TheLionQueen: Omg, that’s so wonderful! I can totally relate and happy to hear that you’re doing it for YOU. It gets better, if you can believe it πŸ™‚

Post # 9
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

I have been thinking about it but haven’t obviously taken any steps towards it. It’s nice to see some ‘bee reviews’ on RCIA.

Post # 10
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

I just started my RCIA yesterday, I’m excited too!!

Post # 13
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

I went through the RCIA process last year and it was a wonderful experience. The only advice I have is dont be nervous and feel free to ask questions about anything. I found that the more i understood about being Catholic the more I enjoyed mass and the process of becoming Catholic.

Post # 14
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

Darling Husband went through RCIA and I would go with him even though I’m already Catholic. It was a great experience even for me, but definitely ask questions and dig deeper about things you’re curious about! 

Post # 15
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

Congratulations on starting RCIA, I did it last year and it was a great experience. I second what everyone has said about questions, questions, questions- you can’t have enough information, the Catholic faith is a huge topic to study (even with my theology degree!) so the more info you can get the better. I totally recommend Scott Hahn books for extra reading- they are really easy reading and so informative- books like ‘Reasons to Believe, Signs of Life, The Lamb’s Supper, Hail Holy Queen, Lord Have Mercy etc etc- all on Amazon and brilliant for people converting. Congrats again and good luck, Holy Saturday/the Easter Vigil now holds such special memories for me now and it was one of the best decisions I’ve ever made! πŸ˜€

Post # 16
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

@Hollymarieee: my first class was basically a ‘get to know you’ we went around did introductions and went over the schedule of classes.

i’m excited for this week’s class, as i hope the learning begins =)

after dating my Fiance for 6 years, and going to church with him pretty regularly, I’m ready to join the faith!!

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