I have to admit that even having learned so much about my new faith from this site and it’s users, and the church members that have helped me at the parishes I have enquired at, that I am a little scared of finally starting the RCIA program this week after mass. It is seriously daunting, yet totally beautiful for me.
This is my first step into the waters… and as with all initial steps, it is scary yet wonderful!
I am doing the Program at St Augustine’s Catholic Church in melbourne. The website for the parish is www.ccr.org.au which is of cause the Catholic Charismatic Renewal center of Melbourne. I feel that God is guiding me to the church through this CCR movement, as I first heard about the programs here when I first enquired about the Church late last year. so I decided to do it there. A Catholic is a Catholic, CCR or not…
I have also made contact with my local Latin Rite parish and it’s Priest(I have sat in on mass there several times and told the priest about my situation. There is no RCIA program at my local church so I enquired about several parishes where there were RCIA. I will be welcome to participate in my local parish after finishing my RCIA program.) and hope to foster a relationship with my local church once the program has finished next year.