Ive been notified that I’ve made the maximum number of comments for the next 24 hours, so I cannot reply my thanks to all of you who have responded (or will be responding!) to my earlier question. That said:
Thank you all for your advice, input, answers, etc. I am reading all of the comments and they are all helpful in shaping my view of Catholicism! I will also be posting a follow up on the original post (if possible) after I have attended the Mass.
Please feel free to continue to add to the original post or this one, since I am open and receptive!
Thanks again, everyone!