I am sorry. I did not mean to indicate that the local parish ceremony was not moving. It most certainly was for me. I would have loved to meet the Bishop however. I should have wrote my original post better.
However what do you mean by profession of faith? We did not do this. We just went up to the front with our sponsers and the Father asked our sponser if we were loyally doing what it took to become members of the Church (praying, reading the Bible ect. ect)
First off,I m sorry if I came off inferring that you had taken something away from the local Parish ceremony.That was not what I meant.I was just trying to positive in reagards to what you where able to attend.
Maybe my words of profess your faith sounds more like you recited one of the creeds.We did not do that,but when you/we got up in front of the Parish(in public)and answered the questions.We publicly forged our committment to Christ and his Church and to move forward.
In our RCIA class afterwards we talked about how in the early Church this was a bold step,as in the Roman empire this could get you killed.We also talked about how along with Baptism this is also a way of saying no to satan and yes to Jesus.