My wife wants to remain protestant and is not comfortable with the catholic church (I hope to work on changing her mind eventually. I plan to leave Marcus Grodi’s book “How Firm A Foundation” around the house as a start, hoping to spark her interest) I figured it might be better for the family if I participated in her church, but still try and keep to my catholic beliefs as best as I can. I joined her church and tried to accept it (Presbyterian church) but it’s just not sitting well with me. It’s been 8 years and I want to get serious about my catholic beliefs and get back to being a practicing catholic. My goal would be to bring my family to the church as well, but that may not be for a while until I help dispel many mis-conceptions she has. I hope to be able to do this before my daughter starts grade school in 3 years so she can attend catholic school or CCD. Because I started participating in her church do I need to do anything special to come back to the Catholic Church? I am guessing I should talk to the local pastor as a first start. I mentioned to my wife, in passing to feel her out, that I might want to go back to Catholic Church. She seemed ok with that, but she and my daughter would continue to be protestant. Where does that leave my joining the local parish if they are not coming with me?
I also have a marriage issue so I posted that concern in the sacrement forum.
Thanks in advance for any help.