Hello, I think I am ready to begin attending Mass again. I haven’t been to Mass since I was eleven years old and that was 10 years ago.
For the past month or so, I have been doing a lot of reading and soul searching and I think I am finally ready to start practicing my faith again.
I have never attended a Latin Mass but I feel drawn to this form of worship as opposed to the Novus Ordo. The Latin Mass seems more sacred and holy and I believe it will greatly enrich my spiritual life. Recently, I have found a Church in my area that offers an indult Latin Mass every week and I am thinking of attending this coming Sunday.
I was not confirmed as kid but I was baptised and I received First Holy Communion and Confession. Fr Serpa has told me that I need to attend Confession first and then I can receive the Eucharist once again.
If I do go to Mass this coming Sunday, what should I do? I know I can’t receive, but what should I do in terms of participation given the fact that I’ve never attended TLM?
Also, regarding confession. Do people still go into Confessional booths? I would much rather do this because the confession will be embarrasing for me; as you can imagine I’ve built up quite a bit of sin in 10 years.
Will I have to attend RCIA? I pretty much know the faith because I have studied extensively by reading the catechism and the bible, watching EWTN, reading Catholic Answers etc. At this time in my life, I don’t think I would have time to attend the RCIA because I am just starting University and have a lot on at the moment. However, I will attend if I have to.
What about confirmation? Can the Priest administer this sacrament at any time, or will I have to wait until Easter? I would also prefer to recieve this sacrament in the Latin form and is this possible because of the Motu Proprio?
I know there are a lot of questions in this post but I would appreciate ANY advice that you can give. I’m at a cross roads and I don’t know which way to go at the moment.