When Jeff and I started dating it was the summer before covid happened (2019) my tinder profile mentioned that I went to church on Sundays, which was my grandparent’s Lutheran Church. However about 6 months into our relationship (still pre-covid) Jeff started mentioning that he wanted to go to Mass more often, so I suggested we attend the Saturday 5 pm Mass. Then covid happened and we would watch Mass virtually.
As our relationship continued I realized that if we had a future it would probably be best to look into becoming an actual Catholic. I knew not to take communion until I was a legit member, but I wasn’t a fan of sitting while everyone else went up, and only some of the communion attendants were good about giving a blessing. So I’d often have a wave of anxiety or irritation about not being Catholic, which really isn’t one of the emotions you are supposed to have regularly during Mass.
Last spring I saw an announcement that someone in the church had gone through the RCIA process and kept my eyes open for when the next RCIA group would start. Initially I was told “in the fall” then around October I was told “soon”. Finally at the end of November I had my first meeting, and by the new year we were rolling in our Thursday schedule. We meet from 6:30 – 8:30 each Thursday.
So come Easter weekend I will officially be a Catholic, and we will have a few more wrap up sessions. Until then I’ll be learning, reflecting, and trying to learn the rosary, and anything else a good Catholic should know.
I don’t have a question for you this week, but if you have any for me, just let me know!