I was married in the Catholic Church seven years ago. My husband is a Catholic and I have never been baptized. I have attended church with my husband (irregularly) for the past nine-plus years. I want to be baptized and become Catholic, and raise our children in the Catholic faith.
My concern is that I am an emergency room physician and I cannot attend Sunday classes regularly for any period of time. I spoke to a priest about my desires while we lived in another state and was told that I “needed to make sacrifices” to become Catholic. When pressed, he told me that the classes needed to take precedence over the job. I understand that in concept, but there is no way an ER doctor can get all Sundays off. That is one of our busiest days; and we are caring for the sick and the underprivileged more than any other medical doctors… I cannot abandon them!
Is there any way to take the classes privately or study on my own or otherwise accomplish my goals without giving up my life’s work?