Hi Jon & everyone,
Thanks for the Welcome!
I’ll just begin. As an infant, I was baptized through the Church, however religion was not something I was exposed to as a child or young adult; no mass, no praying, no education. I was in my late-20s before I began my true relationship with God. I joined RCIA and was intiated about 9 years ago, but see there is so much more to absorb.
My husband of 17 years [via a non-sacramental ceremony] and I, were re-married through our parish prior to my initiation. My husband was baptized by the Church, but has not received first communion / confirmation. He recently began attending mass regularily with me and our children (ages 16, 13 and 6) and has begun asking questions that I cannot always answer. All the kids are in religious education, however the youngest is not too fond of his first year experience. My oldest is preparing as first year confirmation, and I find that he is teaching me a thing or two (which I think is great!); this makes me wonder, would I be more knowing had I attended religious education? I’m looking forward to keeping my faith strong, and perhaps posting some questions along the way….
Peace be with you.
I was baptized at 31 days but confirmed at 21 years.
A good religious education program would likely have given you more knowledge than you currently have but you are entirely free to start your own education now. I did not know anything at all about Catholicism until I was about 15 years old (except for what Jack Chick and a few others of his ilk had told me). Seven years of study both formal and informal and I am still learning more and more.
Thanks for sharing your story!
Does your parish offer much in the way of adult formation? Perhaps you could join an adult Bible study or volunteer to help out with the RCIA program. There’s many ways you can stiull continue your religious education! ” title=”Very Happy” />
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