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Wed, 09-22-2010 - 8:25pm

Hi. I just wanted to introduce myself. My name is Silvia. DH and I were both raised Catholic, although I wouldn't say either of our families were church regulars :-) We attended church together while we were dating and after we got married, although neither one of us had completed our faith formation. That all changed in 2006, when our daughter was born. Eleven days after her birth, we met with the faith formation coordinator and told her that we were both ready to complete our sacraments of initiation. That next year was a busy one. In 2007, we had our marriage validated in the church, I was confirmed, our daughter was baptized, and my husband went through the RCIA process. I have since become involved in a ministry that prepares children with disabilities for their First Communion. I am also an Extraordinary Minister of Holy Communion and this past year I sponsored someone through the RCIA process. We are expecting our 2nd child any day now and I've had to cut back on ministries for a few months. But to say that our faith is central in our lives right now is an understatement.

I look forward to getting to know all of you.



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In reply to: boobs_hurt
Thu, 09-30-2010 - 10:39am
Welcome and congratulations on your soon-to-be addition..I was raised cradle Catholic adn married a Presbyterian who converted to the RCC in 2007, we raise all three of our children Catholic.

 

 

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Thu, 09-30-2010 - 9:38am
bummer that the boards will be down for 4 days... oh well see y'all back on 5 Oct

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Mon, 09-27-2010 - 12:53am

Thank you for the welcome :-)

Karen - daily Mass, huh? Now that is some dedication. Good for you!!! I've actually never been to the daily morning mass at our church. But I work a full-time 8-5 type job so it would be difficult.

Jen - Being an RCIA sponsor was very rewarding, though time-consuming. I learned a lot and it helped me grow in my faith. But at the same time, I was able to support someone through the process and watch them grow in faith as well. The lady that I sponsored has really blossomed and I see her and her family becoming more involved in our church. In fact, her husband just joined the Knights of Columbus. We have remained friends and our families have gotten together a few times outside of church as well. I don't know the set-up at your church, but our RCIA sponsors have to commit to attending a weekly meeting/class once per week with their candidates/catechumens. (This can last as long about a year or so, depending on what time of year the candidate/catechumen entered the RCIA program) You also have to be available for various day retreats throughout the year (maybe 2 or 3?). The Lenten season is especially busy, with meetings/retreats/rehearsals/ect that all lead up to the big day. Like I said, time consuming. But totally worth it!!!

As for our impending arrival, my due date is one week from today (Sunday). We are so excited. I'm a little on edge at the thought of going through labor again but not much I can do about it now, huh? Lol.



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Fri, 09-24-2010 - 1:07pm

Welcome to the board, Silvia. I'm Jen (also the CL, I'm just posting under my moderator hat). My husband is Brian. We've been married for 9 years (it will be 10 in May), and we've been together since high school. We have two children, Ian (age 6) and Lucy (age 2). Ian just started full-day kindergarten at our local Catholic school, and he loves it! Lucy is working on potty training. :)

How do you like the ministries? I should get involved in helping to prepare kids for the sacrements. It sounds like a very rewarding ministry, and there's still lots of new things that can be discovered by helping others understand the faith. Heck, I've learned something new on my kindergartener's worksheets! I've been thinking about being an RCIA sponsor as well. How did that experience go for you?

Congratulations on the pending arrivial of your little one. How are you feeling?

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Thu, 09-23-2010 - 10:53pm

Welcome!

 


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