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|Wed, 07-15-2009 - 9:36pm|
This is kind of long, and rambling, so please feel free to ignore it!
That being said, I was wondering if any of you ladies had gone through RICA, with our without your husband. My parents are two denominations--my dad's Catholic and my mom's Methodist--so we were never really anything growing up. We'd go to mass and services, but there was no real schedule, nor were we ever confirmed in either church. As an adult, I attended RICA when I lived overseas, but I wasn't in the parish long enough to actually get confirmed, and when I moved back stateside, I had to start all over again.
Long story short, lots of things ended up happening that always managed to "push" RICA onto a back burner. (Please don't pelt me with stones here!) When I got married and had DS, I quickly found out how divergent my and DH's views on religion were--he didn't even KNOW that you could baptize a baby, let alone WHY.
After quite a lot of research and soul searching (with a lot of help from my dad--let's thank his fine Jesuit education!) DH and I have decided to convert, and are seeking a parish where we'll be moving next month. (Once again, putting it off, I know...)
There are two major downsides to this: (1) We absolutely cannot go to the parish in the town that we'll be living in, because his family would be soooooooooooo hurt (they're very old-school Anabaptists) (2) The next closest church is almost 45 minutes away. While I'm half tempted to tell my ILs that my religious choices are not their business, I'm also not willing to start a family feud because of it. (And, really, the parish that's father away has a better parish school) Furthermore, I've already put it off and put it off, and I really want to actually GET STARTED, because I'd like for DS to grow up having a strong Catholic background.
Now, if you've manged to get this far, you MUST be a saint! I guess I'm just looking for a little bit of guidance, not only as to the parish situation at hand, but also going through RICA with your spouse. I'd never imagined that I'd be 24 AND married AND a mommy before I got around to it, but... God does work in mysterious ways!
Thank you ladies, and sorry that I've been soooooooooo long!!