I apologize if this isn’t the right board for these questions, but after looking around this seems like the right area.
Here is a bit of my background: I’m currently in RCIA and I attend Mass weekly, sometimes on Saturdays with my 12 year old daughter, as well. I’m loving it. But I have questions that are nagging at me.
I’m married to my husband. We’ve been together for 15 years and married for 13 of those years. He is previously divorced and has two grown daughters from that marriage. Will I even be able to be baptized being in an invalid marriage? His previous marriage, and ours as well, is a secular marriage. Can I be baptized as long as we are living as a brother and sister until our marriage is made valid by the Church?
A bit of background on my husband. He was raised in a strict Baptist household. I think that eventually he may join me in at Mass. I pray for it, but I’m not pushing. He was pushed for so long by his mother that he’s a bit shy of churches these days. I do see him interested in my journey, though.
And now on to my next question: If I’m allowed a Baptism, will I also be allowed Holy Communion? Will I be allowed any or all of the sacraments needed to enter into the Catholic Church? I’m still very new at this, but I’m trying to understand what to expect. My husband and I are on the same page as each other regarding living as brother and sister until we get these questions settled and do what we need to do in order to make our marriage valid in the Church.
Thank you in advance!