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Old Jan 15, '13, 5:16 pm
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Hello Everybody,

I am in CCD and I am in this class so I can come in full communion with the Roman Catholic Church. I am becoming very impatient because I know exactly everything they are teaching me, which are the basics, and its very boring because its like learning my ABCs again, and I feel its a waste of my time. I really desire the sacraments of the Church, and I was wondering if anybody had advice on how I can overcome being impatient?

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Old Jan 15, '13, 5:20 pm
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Old Jan 15, '13, 5:36 pm
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You can say the following Fatima prayer ...

"Oh my Jesus, I offer this up for love of You,
in reparation for sins committed against the Immaculate Heart of Mary,
and for the conversion of poor sinners."

It DOES help.

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Old Jan 15, '13, 6:54 pm
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Hello Everybody,

I am in CCD and I am in this class so I can come in full communion with the Roman Catholic Church. I am becoming very impatient because I know exactly everything they are teaching me, which are the basics, and its very boring because its like learning my ABCs again, and I feel its a waste of my time. I really desire the sacraments of the Church, and I was wondering if anybody had advice on how I can overcome being impatient?

Thanks God bless,
BVMFatima
Welcome Home!! Trust me (Although I cannot speak from expierience, I am a cradle Catholic), when You kneel on that floor during the Easter Vigil and when You will be recieved into the Church, everything will be worth it. I want to welcome You home!!
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Old Jan 15, '13, 7:00 pm
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I think you should not be too eager to get through with this class. I understand what you mean by feeling like you are prepared in knowledge, but that is not the whole point. And you have made the point by aknowledging you need patience. This is a great work of the spirit! (Romans 2:6-7) this is a time of preparation not in knowledge only but spirit. And seeking God and your place in His body, the Church. It only gets more challenging in many ways from here on! But rewarding as well.

The others talk of prayer. That is good. But think about honesty with others. Sharing your struggles, seeking your gifts, discerning God's will. It is good to be where you are at. I get anxious for my little girl to grow up, but miss the stages that she passes too. So i try to enjoy them at the present.

There are so many things to learn in the Catholic faith. It is the treasure of God

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Welcome Home!! Trust me (Although I cannot speak from expierience, I am a cradle Catholic), when You kneel on that floor during the Easter Vigil and when You will be recieved into the Church, everything will be worth it. I want to welcome You home!!
I have been told we will not be received until May 17th, and thanks to everyone!
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Old Jan 15, '13, 8:18 pm
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Try reading the Catechism! You will want to do that anyway. Also the Book "where is that in the Bible."
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I feel your pain, I am not in CCD but I attend RCIA with my wife and she learns a lot more from me and my time here at Catholic Answers than what she has learned in the RCIA which is merely the Basics and she has another year and a half before she can receive the Sacraments

just hold in there and attend adoration when you can and pray the rosary would be my suggestion


it will go faster than you think!
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I have read the catechism, pray the rosary every day, but adoration is something I have not experienced yet.
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I have read the catechism, pray the rosary every day, but adoration is something I have not experienced yet.
DO IT!!

Can't stress the beautiful Graces of ADORATION enough....
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RCIA is usually based around people who are new to the Catholic Church. I attended with my wife and about fell in the floor from sleeping a few times. She learned so much from it, but like you, I felt as if I was learning my ABC's again. One day I decided that I will use my time in RCIA as a gift from God. Yes it was boring and repetative, but it was also rewarding by seeing so many people eager to learn about the Church and Her teachings. I allowed their eagerness to bless me. Keep at it and soon you will be in full communion with our Lord and it will be worth it. Just remember how much our Lord suffered. An hour or two a week seems like nothing when compared to that.
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Can't stress the beautiful Graces of ADORATION enough....
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RCIA is usually based around people who are new to the Catholic Church. I attended with my wife and about fell in the floor from sleeping a few times. She learned so much from it, but like you, I felt as if I was learning my ABC's again. One day I decided that I will use my time in RCIA as a gift from God. Yes it was boring and repetative, but it was also rewarding by seeing so many people eager to learn about the Church and Her teachings. I allowed their eagerness to bless me. Keep at it and soon you will be in full communion with our Lord and it will be worth it. Just remember how much our Lord suffered. An hour or two a week seems like nothing when compared to that.
This really helped me. My question is to everybody what religion should I consider myself at the moment?
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This really helped me. My question is to everybody what religion should I consider myself at the moment?
Consider yourself a Christian that is aspiring to come into full communion with the Catholic Church. Do not be worried about labels! Stay focused on the task at hand. When you are welcomed into the Church, proclaim to everyone that you are a proud and faithful Catholic! It warms my heart to see people running after the faith of Christ. You will truly be in my prayers!
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Consider yourself a Christian that is aspiring to come into full communion with the Catholic Church. Do not be worried about labels! Stay focused on the task at hand. When you are welcomed into the Church, proclaim to everyone that you are a proud and faithful Catholic! It warms my heart to see people running after the faith of Christ. You will truly be in my prayers!
Thank you! Is it also okay to say I'm a Roman Catholic Catechumen?
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