So after close to 10 years of being a candidate in the Church, and being petrified of the sacrament of reconciliation, I finally found the courage to be face my sins and was received into the Church on June 15th, 2008 at St. Basil the Great Byzantine Catholic parish in Los Gatos, CA. I took as my patron saints the Archangel Michael and St. Francis of Assisi.
I had put it off for so long, I knew I needed to be Catholic, but I was always scared of the confessional. But the Lord works in wondrous ways. Following the unexpected, yet VERY delightful news that we were expecting our first child, my wife told me that I couldn’t put it off any longer. If we were to raise our child Catholic, I needed to be officially received before the baby arrived. And like that, I finally found the courage to face my sins.
Words can’t describe the joy I feel now. I’m having a baby and I’m CATHOLIC!
I’ll upload my pictures and update this thread soon.