Hello - I start RCIA in September and something has been bothering me a bit.
My husband I have been married for 7 years, together for 18. We’re high school sweethearts and our marriage is strong. We have one child who is 14. We obviously did things backwards!
I began going to mass in March. Just felt like it would be a great thing for me. I originally planned on going every week throughout Lent and Easter Sunday. Well, I’ve continued to go to Mass. I absolutely love it and I believe I am growing as person because of my relationship with the Lord. I am learning to be open to his gifts and they are plentiful!!
My husband is perfectly fine with me going to Mass, I think he even enjoys hearing what I learned when I get home from on Sundays! But he is not interested and he has no plans on attending with me and he certainly won’t be converting.
How will our marriage be viewed by the church? Will I be allowed to continue on with the RCIA process?
What about our son? He supports my decision, as well. Him and I have had many conversations and I am going to guide his faith, but I will not be pressuring him to join the Catholic church. I feel that I would not be having the experience I am having had I been forced into a religion as a youth.
I know that I can’t go through the rest of my life not being baptised and I truly love the Catholic church and I am really hoping to a part of it. I’m so nervous that because my family is not joining along with me that there will be a problem.