I am going through RCIA now - and have had a WONDERFUL set of instructors and am very happy about my training in and introduction to the Catholich Church so far! They have turned me from a woman who, while interested, had a very large amount of skepticism about the Church - into someone who is such a believer and SO excited about joining now!
There is only one spot that I have found lacking in my education. We have been told that we have to pick a Saint before Easter. That’s all that was said about it and it hasn’t been brought up since.
I have no idea for what reason we do this, what role it plays in the Rite of Initiation & our life, or on what basis to choose one!
I have also been told that we need to pick a Confirmation name. Again - I’m completely lost on this as well. For what reason/symbology - and how do I go about choosing an appropriate name? Are their guidelines?
Since my sponser is a cradle Catholic she admits that this is something she’s never really thought about (therefore understood) the reasons behind because it was always natural to her.
If someone could help me out or point me in the right direction (and hopefully quickly as Easter is almost here - Yay!) then I would be EVER so grateful to you! Any addititional tidbits or interesting/lesser known facts about the Sacraments I will be going through would be welcomed as well!
One last thing - and this may sound dense! But what do I wear that day? I know babies where christening gowns when their baptized, and I’ve seen tons of prettly little girls in their white dresses for their first communion - but is there a guidline/protocol on what an adult in RCIA should wear?? May sound shallow - but I don’t want to be disrespectful.